Richard Delingpole

17. Voltigeur of 69ème regt. 1813

French Army, Napoleonic Wars.

This caporal of Voltigeurs is wearing campaign kit, 1812 Bardin regulations. This means the habit (jacket) has shorter tails and a simpler front.

His plumet is in a leather pouch strapped to his sabre briquet and under his covered cartridge box (giberne) is strapped a pokalem, the 1812 regulations forage cap-cum-balaclava.

The yellow tape on the shako is also an 1812 addition for flank companies (i.e. Grenadiers and Voltigeurs).

Richard Delingpole