British Colours and Standards 1747-1881 (2): Infantry
In this second of a two-part sequence a respected vexillologist describes, explains and illustrates a wide variety of the King's and Regimental colours carried during the 18th and 19th centuries by British Household, Regular, Militia and Volunteer infantry regiments. The successive regulations between 1747 and 1881 - when the carrying of colours in the field ceased - are supported by comprehensive tables of 'ancient badges' and battle honours; many careful drawings; and by ten dazzling plates by Richard Hook, detailing some 35 flags in full colour, as well as a number of famous colour-bearers.
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1747 Regulations 19th century 1st Battalion 1st Foot 2nd Battalion 31st Huntingdonshire 3rd Foot Guards 88th Foot awarded by HElC battle honours bore Brigade British Buffs campaign in Egypt cartouche cavalry centre Chinese dragon circlet Coldstream Guards colonel Colonel's Colour commemorate the campaign Connaught Rangers crimson crown Dawnay disbanded embroidered finial FLAG5 Garter gold lettering granted green Grenadier harp Honorary Colour Household Division Infantry Regiments King's Colour Light Infantry Lord Men-at-Arms Militia Milne Napoleonic Wars National Army Museum officers Osprey painted pile wavy Plate presented Prince of Wales's Queen's receiving the subsidiary refused Regiment of Foot regiment was raised Regimental Colour regimental number replaced Rifle Royal cipher Royal Colour Royal tiger scroll Second Colour Sheet Source Sphinx stand of colours Standards and Colours third colour Thistle three corners 1747 Union Flag Union wreath upper hoist corner Volunteers Wales's plumes white horse yellow