87th Regiment of Foot (1779)

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87th Regiment of Foot
Active 1779–1783
Country  Kingdom of Great Britain (1707–1800)
Branch  British Army
Type Infantry
Engagements American Revolutionary War
Lt. Col. George Finch, 9th Earl of Winchilsea

The 87th Regiment of Foot was a line infantry regiment of the British Army. It was raised to help garrison the West Indies during the American Revolutionary War.


The regiment was raised at Bromsgrove in Worcestershire by George Waldegrave in July 1779.[1] It was despatched to the Leeward Islands under the command of Lieutenant-colonel George Finch, 9th Earl of Winchilsea, arriving in January 1780.[1] It returned home in 1783 at the end of hostilities and was disbanded at Coventry in April that year.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "87th Regiment of Foot". Regiments.org. Archived from the original on 27 December 2005. Retrieved 5 March 2017.