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Soldier with regimental colour, Montrevel Regiment, circa 1762

Caption: Soldier with regimental colour, Montrevel Regiment, circa 1762

Soldier with regimental colour, régiment de Montrevel, circa 1762. A detachment of this regiment formed part of the French force that captured St. John’s, Newfoundland, in June 1762. This regimental colour (or 'drapeau d'ordonnance') may have accompanied the detachment. Note the white cravat tied around the standard pole. This and the white cross were common to all French army colours of the period. The pattern of green and yellow on the colour was the mark of the régiment de Montrevel. (Parks Canada)