Like the 23rd Foot, the 33rd saw extensive action in the war. It landed in America in 1776 and remained until 1781, fighting at Long Island, Fort Washington, Brandywine, Germantown, Monmouth, Camden, Guilford Courthouse and Yorktown. It is therefore a useful regiment to have in one's collection. It also has red facings, one of only three British regular AWI regiments to do so (the others being the 53rd Foot and 59th Foot). The regiment was originally raised in 1702 as "the Earl of Huntingdon's Regiment" to fight in the War of the Spanish Succession and recruited primarily from west Yorkshire. During the AWI the regiment attained an envied reputation for its professionalism and general excellence both in the field and in barracks.
These Perry figures are in campaign dress of "slouch hats" and cut-down coats. These represent field modifications to the 1768 Royal Clothing Warrant regulations, the hats being more effective at shielding the men from the sun than the regulation tricornes. Painted November/December 2006. 18 figures. Flags by GMB.