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Drummer of the régiment Auxerrois at Hudson Bay in 1782

Caption: Drummer of the régiment Auxerrois at Hudson Bay in 1782

The régiment Auxerrois was one of two French infantry regiment stationed in the West Indies that provided detachments for the Compte de Lapérouse's raid into Hudson Bay in 1782. This drummer wears the livery of the King of France, with its distinctive crimson lace marked with a white chain pattern. Reconstruction by G. A. Embleton. (Parks Canada)