6th Company Colour c1820


The Union Flag is the basis for this regimental Colour. Since 1801 this now has the three crosses. In the middle is the Lancastrian red Rose within a garter. Above it is the Hanoverian crown and below is the sphinx within a laurel wreath. Battle honours are emblazoned: LINCELLES, TALAVERA, BARROSA, PENINSULA and WATERLOO. The devices and honours are painted on and there is no fringe around the edge. That was added to the King's and Regimental Colour by order, in 1868, in which year the pike was topped with a Lion and Crown (Royal Crest) instead of a spearhead.


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by Stephen Luscombe