XXVIIIth 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 to be
the colour of the facing of the regiment, with the Union in the upper
canton; except those regiments which are faced with red, white, or black.
The 28th was first raised in 1694 under Sir John Gibson, being known
as Gibson's Regiment of Foot. The regiment first saw action at Flanders
in 1705, and received its first battle honour at Ramillies on May 23, 1706.
The regiment saw action again in Belgium during the Battle of Fontenoy in
1745 and were designated the 28th Regiment of Foot in July of 1751.
The 28th Foot arrived in Canada in 1757, and although held in reserve,
played a part in the siege and capture of Louisburg in 1758. The 28th led
the way, scaling the heights to the Plains of Abraham, and helped form the main
battle line during the fighting above the city of Quebec on September 13, 1759.
The 28th Regiment of Foot saw action during the defense of Quebec
and took part in the expedition against Montreal in 1760.
After Montreal, the 28th was sent to the West Indies, taking part
in the capture of Martinique and the Spanish citadel of Havana in 1762.
The 28th Regiment of Foot arrived in America in May of 1776 during the siege
of Charleston, South Carolina. After the fall of Charleston, the 28th sailed north to
New York, where it saw action at Brooklyn Heights in August of 1776.
The regiment saw action again at Germantown in October of 1777.
The 28th Regiment of Foot returned to New York, and in
October of 1778 left America for the West Indies. The regiment was
granted the county title of the North Gloucestershire Regiment in 1782.
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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