Saturday, May 28, 2011

Volunteers of the Bourbon Militia

Also in the service of the French East Indies Company were the Volunteers of the Bourbon Militia. The unit was named after the island that they were recruited, the Ile Bourbon, modern Reunion.

The Volunteers served at Pondicherry where they are described as wearing red coats, vests and trousers with gold hat lace and possibly black cuffs.

Again, I have decided that they can carry the Company colours, although they may only have been company size and not a full battalion.



  1. These look really nice as well and once again very nice free hand work on the flags.


  2. just discovered your blog through Peter's. Wow, that's really good looking units. And the theme is quite worth reading your posts.
    Thanks a lot!