Dating from the period before 'The Wars,' I was wondering if any one could offer insight as to what might have been meant by the term 'Flemish curricle' used in reference to an experimental carriage for 6 pdr light guns designed by Colonel Griffith Williams R.A. during trials in the 1780s that would culminate in the formation of the Royal Horse Artillery. I have seen images of Flemish farm wagons which seem an unlikely inspiration. 'Curricle' suggests some form of two- wheeler but so far I have failed to locate a source to explain this term. Perhaps what is required is a continental perspective.
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Garry- thanks. Yes, that was my series of posts on NSDF. I've been looking into the subject for a while now, and have of course taken the opportunity to consult SOJ_4-3-RA_1794 with its very useful analysis. My interest does indeed stem from the slippery 'curricle guns' attached to the 11th LDgns at Geldermalsen. However, it is Griffith's 'Flemish curricle' carriage from the 1780's that I am curious about, the which, we must assume, was of a recognised 'Flemish' construction or style. The question is, what was that?
Have you seen this discussion John? http://nsfarchives.altervista.org/napoleon/forum/archive2016_config.pl@md=read%3Bid=172363.html
There were two 3 pdr curricle guns that went to Flanders in June 1794 and were at Geldermalsen in January 1795. My Smoothbore Ordnance Journal articles has some details; https://www.napoleon-series.org/military-info/OrdnanceJournal/Issue4/SOJ_4-3-RA_1794.pdf
Yes, indeed, although curricles could also be harnessed 'in tandem,' as were most Royal Artillery carriages until ca 1800.
It was the 'Flemish' part upon which I was hoping to find enlightenment
Cuticle was a light, open, two-wheeled cart pulled by two horses yoked side by side to a pole that could hold two, a driver and a passenger. A cuticle gun carriage was two wheeled pulled by two horses for light guns.