Malta Coast Artillery (1802 - 1815)
Captain Vivian, with the rank of Major (he was at that time Inspector of Maltese and Foreign Troops) was given the command of this corps, which was divided into three companies of 100 men each and distributed in batteries round the coast. The men wore the same uniform as the British Artillery, dark-blue coats with red facings. The term of enlistment was five years. In the year 1806 an increase of 50 men per company was authorised. One of the duties of this corps was the prevention of smuggling.

Gunner – Malta Coast Artillery
(Adapted from Regimental History RMA and KOMR, History of the RMA, Historical Records of the Maltese Corps in the British Army Illustrations by Chev Edward Caruana-Dingli)