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Officer's coat and waistcoat, King's Royal Regiment of New York, 1781-1784

Caption: Officer's coat and waistcoat, King's Royal Regiment of New York, 1781-1784

The King's Royal Regiment of New York was raised at Chambly, Quebec in 1776 from Loyalist refugees from New York. Originally wearing green coats, the KRRNY switched to red in 1780. Note the blue facings appropriate to a 'royal' regiment. These items belonged to Jeremiah French, who joined the unit as a lieutenant in November 1781. The coat and waistcoat are in the collection of the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa.