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Régiment de Berwick

Drapeau Colonel et d'Ordonnance (1721)

Héraldique

In Hoc Signo Vinces

Historique

1760 : Création du régiment de Berwick
1774 : Le régiment de Clare Irlandais fusionne avec le régiment de Berwick

Raised 1698 for the French service out of the Regiment of Foot of Athlone, King’s Regiment of Dismounted Dragoons, and Independent Companies of Foot. Its first Colonel was James Fitzjames, Duke of Berwick, illegitimate son of James II by Arabella Churchill (and therefore nephew of the 1st Duke of Marlborough). Amalgamated with the Régiment de Clare in 1775, the combined unit retaining the title of Régiment de Berwick. The Colonelcy remained with house of Berwick throughout the unit’s existence, until the abolition of regimental titles by the decree of July 21st 1791 when it became the 88eme Régiment d’Infanterie.

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