January 16, 2016

Royal Macedonia regiment

There was also the Royal Macedonia regiment, formed by Albanians and Macedonians wearing uniforms similar to their country’s clothes and a long and heavy sword hanging from their belt.

The two companies of Halberdiers of the Royal Palace – one in Naples and the other in Palermo – were equipped with a sword and a short halberd engraved with the coat of arms of the Bourbon family.

In 1788 a new rifle was launched, a carbine for the Hunters, another type of carbine for the cavalry and guns for mounted troops. In 1800 Ferdinand IV, once restored on the Throne after the short parenthesis of the Neapolitan Republic, issued new rules on clothes and armaments foreseeing the use of the “canguarro”, a weapon of Turkish-Caucasian origin.

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