XVIIth Regiment of Foot
In the center of each colour is to be painted, or embroidered, in gold
Roman characters, the number of the rank of the regiment, within the
wreath of roses and thistles on the same stalk. The second colour of
those regiments which are faced with red or white, is to be the red cross
of St. George in a white field, and the Union in the upper canton.
The 17th was first raised in London in 1688 under Soloman Richard and
was known as Richard's Regiment of Foot. The regiment was
designated the 17th Regiment of Foot in 1751.
The 17th participated in the siege and capture of Louisburg in 1758.
In 1759 it took part in the siege of Ticonderoga and the capture of Crown
Point and was present for the French surrender of Montreal in 1760.
After Montreal, the 17th was sent to the West Indies, taking part in the
capture of Martinique and the Spanish citadel of Havana in 1762.
The front [of the drums] to be painted with the colour of the facing
of the regiment, with the King's cypher and crown, and the
number of the regiment under it.
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