British Colours and Standards 1747-1881 (2) by Ian Sumner, Richard Hook

By Ian Sumner, Richard Hook

During this moment of a two-part series a revered vexillologist describes, explains and illustrates a large choice of the King's and Regimental shades carried through the 18th and nineteenth centuries by way of British loved ones, standard, defense force and Volunteer infantry regiments. The successive rules among 1747 and 1881 - whilst the wearing of colors within the box ceased - are supported by way of accomplished tables of 'ancient badges' and conflict honours; many cautious drawings; and by means of ten brilliant plates by means of Richard Hook, detailing a few 35 flags in complete color, in addition to a few recognized colour-bearers.

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4th Foot, 1757 4: Second Colour, 33rd Foot, 1n1 4 c 2 3 1: Lt. Mathew Latham, 3rd (E. Gloucestershire) Foot, 1821 4: Royal Colour, 5th (Northumberland) Foot, 1839 F 4 2 3 1: Sgt. ), 1803 2: Second Colour, Beverley Volunteers, 1808 3: Colour, Independent Tyreril Volunteers & Loyal Uney Volunteers, 1778 4: Regimental Colour, Robin Hood Rifles, 1859 J 4 The Second Colour of the Temple Bar & St Paul's Association, 1794. The sheet follows the colour of the unit's blue facings. Badge: silver. Wreath: gold.

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All these flank companies appear to have borne the additional badges of the grenade and strung bugle horn. These appeared on their colours from 1814 untll 1856, when they were removed following the general disbandment of flank companies. See also caption on page 9. Source: Dawnay, Standards of the Household Division. A4: Royal Standard, Grenadier Guards, 1832 The senior company of the 1st Guards was known as the King's (or Queen's) Company and took precedence over the Colonel's Company. From the late 17th ceotury the King's Company had its own distinctive colour.

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