Combat Stress update and 18th regiment flag 1775-1783
Victorian Steel gives us an update about how their charity funding is going on, as well as releasing a new regimental flag over in their webshop.
From the announcement:
We are pleased to announce our first donation generated from the sale of our Victorian Steel rules and Wars of the Roses flag sheets has been sent off to Henry Hyde’s Combat Stress appeal .We raised £100 so far.
Thank you one and all for your support.
The 18th Regiment of Foot arrived in Philadelphia in July of 1767.
In May of 1768, the regiment was sent west to replace the 34th Foot in garrison at Fort Pitt. The 18th Foot continued to garrison the frontier of the ‘Illinois Country’ until the outbreak of the American Revolution.
The regiment took part in the fighting at Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775, and at the Battle of Bunker Hill on June 17, 1775.
In July of 1776, the men of the 18th Foot were drafted into other regiments while the officers returned to England.
The 18th Regiment of Foot was reformed at Dover Castle in 1777.
Sheets 01-02 of N.American British flags during the years 1775-1783 are now available on the web site.