87th Regiment of Foot (1779)
|87th Regiment of Foot|
|Country||Kingdom of Great Britain (1707–1800)|
|Engagements||American Revolutionary War|
|Lt. Col.||George Finch, 9th Earl of Winchilsea|
The regiment was raised at Bromsgrove in Worcestershire by George Waldegrave in July 1779. It was despatched to the Leeward Islands under the command of Lieutenant-colonel George Finch, 9th Earl of Winchilsea, arriving in January 1780. It returned home in 1783 at the end of hostilities and was disbanded at Coventry in April that year.