Regimental Colour 1807


The Union flag in the canton included the cross of St Patrick from 1801 following the Act of Union. The regimental number was also, at this time, in Arabic numerals but this changed again in 1839 when Roman numerals were used. The Buffs were still allowed to used the dragon device in the middle of the flag where most other regiments had their number. The motto is placed under this, and three crowned, slipped roses (rose with stalk and leaves) in the remaining corners. No battle honours were emblazoned at this time. The first honour they received was DOURO on 10th Sep 1813. They did receive battle honours for battles fought previous to this but they were not awarded until 1882 or later.


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by Stephen Luscombe