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Officer and marines, Corps of Marines, 1755-1765

Caption: Officer and marines, Corps of Marines, 1755-1765

The Corps of Marines (known as the 'Royal Marines' after 1802) was raised in 1755 and provided the soldiers to serve on board Royal Navy ships. During the sieges of Louisbourg and Quebec, many marines served on land with the besieging army. The officers had tricorns and the enlisted marines mitre-shaped caps like those of grenadiers but smaller. (Library of the Canadian Department of National Defence)