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 through British loved ones, standard, military and Volunteer infantry regiments. The successive laws among 1747 and 1881 - whilst the wearing of colors within the box ceased - are supported by means of complete tables of 'ancient badges' and conflict honours; many cautious drawings; and by way 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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The Historical Records of the 78th Highlanders, or Ross-shire Buffs (Dumfries, 1886). 58 F1: Second Colour, 88th Foot (Connaught Rangers), 1817 These colours formed the second stand bestowed upon the regiment. The first had been presented late In 1793 or early in 1794, but was replaced after the Buenos Aires campaign in 1808. '; however, there is no evidence of this on the 1808 stand. In 1830 the regiment requested permission to retain the use of the crown and harp, but no evidence of the original grant could be found .
Two of them adopted the badges of the two junior companies disbanded earlier; the other two adopted badges based upon the Royal cipher. In addition, all 52 four companies adopted a new badge of a strung bugle horn to indicate their function. 1 to 4) presumably adopted their own supplementary badge of a fired grenade around the same time. These badges certainly formed part of the 1814 issue of colours, but there is no earlier record of their use. All these flank companies were abolished during the Crimean War, and their additional badges omitted from colours following the 1856 issue.
Her than th ·ir >t 1111 n I r; and , ii these, the devices of Buckingh m hir Ch hi r and Cornwall were all de1ived from I ·r onal arm or badge:•s. The rest all bore the ann f th l rd lieute:•nanl. longing to the Ea r London lfiliria cani d around J7 0, bor the arms of the lord mayor - in thi: asE', ir W Lkin Lewis. mayor in J780-81. The centre of the Second Colour of the York Chasseurs. ed cross, as for alJ regiments with red facings. Source: JSAHR, vol. 235. 1812. Sheet: blue with gold lettMlng.
British Colours and Standards 1747-1881 (2) by Ian Sumner, Richard Hook