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42nd (Black Watch) Regiment of Foot

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The regiment's earliest days were inauspicious: ordered to London in 1743 for an inspection by King George II, rumours flew that they were to be shipped to the West Indies to fight in the War of Austrian Succession, and many left for Scotland. They were recaptured, three of the leaders shot in the Tower of London, and the remainder of the regiment shipped to Flanders.
The regiment's first full combat was the disastrous Battle of Fontenoy in Flanders in 1745, where they surprised the French with their ferocity, and greatly impressed their commander, the Duke of Cumberland. Allowed "their own way of fighting", each time they received the French fire Col. Sir Robert Munro ordered his men to "clap to the ground" while he himself, because of his corpulence, stood alone with the colours behind him. For the first time in a European battle they introduced an infantry tactic (alternately firing and taking cover) that was not superseded. Springing up and closing with the enemy, they several times drove them back, and finished with a successful rear-guard action against French cavalry. Robert Munro's cousin John Munro, 4th of Newmore also fought bravely and was afterwards promoted to be a lieutenant-colonel.
When the 1745 Jacobite Rising broke out, the regiment returned to the south of Britain in anticipation of a possible French invasion. However one company of the regiment fought for the Hanoverians under Dugald Campbell of Auchrossan at the Battle of Culloden, where they suffered no casualties. From 1747 to 1756 they were stationed in Ireland and then were sent to New York.



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Re: 42nd (Black Watch) Regiment of Foot [Recruiting NA\EU]
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2013, 11:50:58 pm »
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Re: 42nd (Black Watch) Regiment of Foot [Recruiting NA\EU]
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2013, 11:53:52 pm »
Good Luck!

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Re: 42nd (Black Watch) Regiment of Foot [Recruiting NA\EU]
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2013, 12:13:01 am »
FOR QUEEN AND COUNTRY!!!!
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Re: 42nd (Black Watch) Regiment of Foot [Recruiting NA\EU]
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2013, 12:18:33 am »
Been a while, hm?
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Re: 42nd (Black Watch) Regiment of Foot [Recruiting NA\EU]
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2013, 12:23:57 am »
Quite.

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Re: 42nd (Black Watch) Regiment of Foot [Recruiting NA/EU]
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2013, 01:49:45 am »
You may want to change your picture to this

http://tmg110.tripod.com/hmf/gb-42ft2.gif
As you are using the royal scots not the blackwatch ;)

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Re: 42nd (Black Watch) Regiment of Foot [Recruiting NA/EU]
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2013, 10:33:52 am »
Best of luck!

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Re: 42nd (Black Watch) Regiment of Foot [Recruiting NA/EU]
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2013, 02:09:52 pm »
Celtichugs wants to have this deleted.