Today's recently painted are once again for my Nine Years War project, they are two squadrons of the Dutch Horse regiment No 21 Ginkel.
They were raised on the 14th January 1625 and maintained by the province of Utrecht. Godard van Reede, heer van Ginkel became the Colonel of the regiment on 4th May 1665 and he was the only commander during the Nine Years War. In 1690 Ginkel became the Earl of Athlone and Baron Aughrim.
The regt came over with William's invasion force in 1688 and stayed in English service until 1697. They fought at The Boyne, Aughrim and possibly at Neerwinden and at the siege of Namur.