Full dress coat jacket Belgian Carabinieri officer 1814/1816.

Full dress coat jacket Belgian Carabinieri officer 1814/1816.

This coat is typical of this cavalry regiment. It’s short skirts and embroidered grenades. The wool is dyed blue Roy dark scarlet. The semi spherical buttons were festooned in the center and had a grenade. Buttons, embroidery and braids for officers were in silver metal. The plastron (reverse) is buttoned, not stapled, this is a great novelty for the time.

 

A little history of our Belgian Army 1814-1816:

This regiment was part of the Belgian legion and was created by a decree dating from early September 1814.Mais according to some sources it is very possible that his training began in the month of May of that year 1814. This regiment took to First the name of “Carabinieri Belgian” later the regiment of “Carabinieri No. 2”. On 18 July 1816 the Carabinieri 2 become the 2nd Cuirassiers.