Colour of le Régiment d'Albanie
Le Régiment d'Albanie was raised by Prince Charles
Edward Stuart for Donald Cameron of Lochiel in 1747, disbanded
in 1748 when the Prince lost favour in France. Never saw action.
"Early months of 1747......Locheil
sought to reconcile himself to exile and the colonelcy of
the newly raised Regiment d'Albanie, the third Scottish
regiment in the army of France.
All officers of the Regiment d'Albanie
were Scottish. Locheil was its Colonel, the captaincy of
the Grenadier Company going to Dr Archie ('Cameron de Glen
Kengy' [Kingie]). A few of the junior officers were Camerons
and a small minority of the rank and file, the majority
of whom were not Scots but foreign mercenaries, German and
Swiss as well as Frenchmen. At thirty livres a day the regiment's
Colonel was well rewarded. The regiment's uniform was 'red
coats with white waistcoats, facings and breeches'.
Locheil died in France on the 26th
Dr Archie, Locheil's younger brother, (possibly held a captancy
in Ogilvy's regiment) was captured while visiting Scotland
and executed in 1753.
- Taken from 'The Gentle Locheil'
- a narrative researched from Locheils own memoire and 'the
Locheil Papers'. by John S Gibson