This person is dressed as a Grenadier and is part of the Pulteney's Regiment (13th Foot) re-enactment group. The group recreates the look of soldiers in King George II's army in the period 1739 to 1765 but specialises in the Jacobite Rebellion. The battle of Prestonpans took place on the 21st September 1745 and was between the Jacobite army of Prince Charles Edward Stuart and Royal Troops of George II. It was won by the Jacobites. On the soldier's mitre cap are the words "Nec Aspera Terrent" (which means "undaunted by adversity") and the white horse badge of the House of Hanover. The Grenadiers were the assault troops of the period and carried early types of grenades. The brass tube at the neck of this grenadier contains slow-match (a slow-burning cord) that would be used to light the grenade.
Location: Cuthill Park, Prestonpans, East Lothian, Scotland, UK.