SAILOR OF THE GUARD MARITIME SMALL UNIFORM
KINGDOM OF NAPLES 1808
Organized in 1806 as a company of the Guard Maritime His Majesty was later increased to two companies, the sailors of the Royal Guard officers were serving as crew boats of the King (first Joseph Bonaparte and then Joachim Murat). Were loaded on ships of war and were along the lines of the French Imperial Guard, a corps of Marines. Distinguished themselves in the grip of Capri (4 October 1808), in various naval operations and the country of Germany in 1813, where he suffered high losses. The founding decree of 1806 provided for two uniforms, one from work (blue dress with red sash) and the small estate, a short jacket with no rear foot, tight-fitting long pants, hat with brim folded left with cockade. Paint: black headgear with red ribbon at the base, French cockade red-white-blue pompoms red, blue cargo jacket red thread, red collar with two anchors yellow, red cuffs, red epaulet controspallina yellow edged with red, white pants eight yellow buttons at the ankles, black shoes.
Historical research: Giuseppe Marseglia
Sculpture: Maurizio Bruno.
Painting: Daniele Petrucci