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A Recruiting Sergeant of the 33rd Regiment of Foot, 1814

Coloured aquatint by R and D Havell, after George Walker. Published by Robinson and Son, Leeds, 1 January 1814; from the series 'Costumes of Yorkshire'.

This work depicts a recruiting party in action outside a pub, the 'Lord Wellington', plying impressionable yokels with beer. The flat oatcake on the Sergeant's sword is a regimental tradition and symbolises the plentiful food promised to the recruits.

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NAM. 1961-10-67-1


National Army Museum, Out of Copyright


National Army Museum, Formation gallery

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