Royal Westminster Grenadiers


Loyal Volunteers of London

Westminster, a central area of London, became a city in 1539. For centuries Westminster and the City of London were geographically quite distinct. It was not until the sixteenth century that houses began to be built over the adjoining fields, eventually absorbing nearby villages such as Marylebone and Kensington, and gradually creating the vast Greater London that exists today. Westminster is bordered by the City of London to the East and, until 1965 by Marylebone and Paddington to the North (which were both then absorbed into Westminster) and by Kensington and Chelsea to the West. The River Thames forms the Southern border.

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THE Uniform of the Royal Westminster Grenadiers differs from that of the Battalion and Light Infantry men; the shoulder is adorned with a superb gold Epaulet; the Cap, a lofty black Bear-skin front, topped with a white Feather and gold Facing in the forehead impressed with the Arms of Westminster; the lower Dress, white Breeches and Military Boots.

OFFICERS’ NAMES AND RANK OF THE GRENADIER COMPANY: Captain, Pettit. Lieutenants, –Gordon; — Bowman.

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Weight 0.0121 kg
Dimensions 26.2 × 33.7 cm