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Officer, Royal Regiment of Artillery, 1755-1760

Caption: Officer, Royal Regiment of Artillery, 1755-1760

The British artillery was deployed in strength with the armies invading New France. Their role was especially important during the sieges of Louisbourg and Quebec. From 1750, gold lace for officers and yellow for the enlisted men was added to the uniform. The gorget (a small ceremonial piece of armour for the throat) hanging around his neck shows that this officer is on duty. He wears the uniform of 1755-1760, with the crimson sash of a British officer over his right shoulder.