Guidons 1751


It is not known how many guidons were carried by the 14th Dragoons in 1751, but the King's Guidon and second, or Regimental Guidon are depicted in this illustration. The 1747 regulations laid down the rules that determined the design of the guidon, and these remained unaltered apart from the addition of shamrocks and battle honours.

'The King's or first Standard or Guidon of each regiment to be crimson, with the Rose and Thistle conjoined, and Crown over them in the centre. His Majesty's motto, Dieu et mon Droit underneath; the White Horse in a compartment in the first and fourth corners; and the rank of the regiment in gold or silver characters on a ground of the same colour as the facings of the regiment in a compartment in the second and third corners.

The second and third Standard or Guidon of each Corps to be of the colour of the facings of the regiment, with the badge of the regiment in the centre, or the rank of the regiment in gold or silver Roman characters, on a crimson ground, within a wreath of roses and thistles on the same stalk. The motto of the regiment underneath; the white Horse, on a red ground to be in the first and fourth compartments. The distinction of the third Standard or Guidon to be a figure 3 on a circular ground of red underneath the motto. Those corps which have any particular badge are to carry it in the centre of their second and third Standard or Guidon, with the rank of the regiment on a red ground within a small wreath of roses and thistles in the second and third corners.'


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