Known as the Havercakes, from the recruitment sergeants carrying an oatcake (or havercake) on their bayonets, the 33rd were not historically a Peninsular regiment. They are a regiment from Yorkshire, and were in India, taking part in the siege of Seringapatam.

StC characters in the 33rd Foot are Sergeant Obadiah Hakeswill and Private Brendan McIntyre. Captain Vickery's father was an officer in the 33rd during the American War of Independence.

They have red facings to their jackets.