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royal artillery

Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2006 12:02 am
by oakenshield
hello i was wandering if anyone could tell me what colours the royal artillery painted there gun carrages in the french indian war :)

many thanks sean

Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2006 8:44 am
by steve stanley
As far as I know they were the "Ordinance colour"...Grey.
..there are photo's of some rebuilt ones at Fort Ligonier in the Osprey book on the Monongahela.

Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2006 11:16 pm
by Mark P.
The gun carriages are also shown as grey in the Morier painting of the Royal Artillery in the Low Countries in 1748 although the artillery kettle drum carriage is painted red.


Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 1:22 pm
by Nigel
you would know that

Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 2:12 pm
by Drouot
The gun carriages were not painted in the American Rev Wars. They were left wood, the metal work was blackened and gun tubes polished. Regulations state that the wood work was to be scrubbed with caustic soda once a month and then waxed.

For home service, grey paint was not used till 1820's Prior to this if the guns were painted they were either red (Adye 1764 treatise) or blue from the mid 1770's in imitation of the Prussia. Grey was not used till after the epoch. Buff was also used in the Napoleonic epoch. Black, white lead and red lead are listed in the peninsula as paint carried, but no mention of what vehicles this was destined for, but white plus black made brown and not grey.