Regimental Colour, 1st Battalion c1899


This Colour has 20 battle honours so dates after the retrospective award of ORTHES and TOULOUSE. Normally a Colour such as this would have a white background because in 1881 all non-royal English or Welsh infantry regiments were instructed to have the the cross of St George, and no Union flag in the canton. From 1894 the Buffs were allowed to change from white to buff facings so this would have applied to the Regimental Colour as well. In this reproduction the colour appears to be yellow but the actual Colour would have been the regimental shade of pinkish buff. Also to be noted, that the rose and crown devices in the corners no longer have the stalk and leaves.


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by Stephen Luscombe