There's always been a fair bit of interest in the notorious Kirke's Lambs - who started life as the Tangier regiment - but what about the 'New Tangier Regiment'?
The 2nd Tangier Regiment was originally raised by the Charles FitzCharles, 1st Earl of Plymouth in 1680. After his death Charles Trelawney became their colonel.
Extract from wikie. Trelawny entered the army in 1672, receiving a commission in the Royal English Regiment of Foot, raised by the Duke of Monmouth, which served in the French Army in the Third Anglo-Dutch War. On 13 July 1680, he was appointed major of the Earl of Plymouth's Regiment of Foot, raised as part of the Tangier Garrison. (Trelawny's eldest brother, John, a captain, was killed at Tangier in May of that year.) He was promoted to lieutenant-colonel of the regiment on 27 November 1680, succeeding Percy Kirke, and succeeded Kirke as colonel on 23 April 1682. He returned to England upon the evacuation of Tangier in 1684, where part of the regiment fought at Sedgemoor the following year. Trelawny was also returned to the House of Commons that year, as Tory Member of Parliament for East Looe, a seat he retained until 1699.
Biography by John Childs here
Also known as the Queen Consort's Regiment.
Trelawney's brother, a Bishop, gave rise to the famous Cornish song 'And shall Trelawney die?'
Uniform was red coat with yellow breeches and cuffs with yellow lace and brass buttons. White stockings. Stationed in Portsmouth after their stint in Tangier.