The oldest of the Highland regiments in the the British army, the 42nd, officially the Royal Highlanders, but better known by its nickname, "The Black Watch", was raised in 1739.
This is surely one of the most famous units in the British army. During the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, it served in the Low Countries from 1793 - 1795, the West Indies 1796 - 1797, Gibraltar and Minorca 1798, Egypt 1801, Peninsula 1808 - 1809, Walcheren 1809, Peninsula again 1812 - 1814, and Waterloo 1815.
I have given the piper reversed colors, (dark blue faced red) although they probably wore red jackets similar to the rest of the men.
The flag is printed from Napflag, and enhanced with dark blue paint to most of the field and edges of the flag, and a bit of red paint as well. The GMB flag was just too big for the Old Glory flag staff!
I left the black ink lining off the tartan for this unit, and I think it shows a bit in the crispness of the Tartan as opposed to the earlier (and black lined) Gordons.
There is a dark blue oval on the back of the packs, but it is all but undetectable!
Pipes and Drums, 1st battalion, the Black Watch