Standards 1938

The 7th and 4th Dragoon Guards amalgamated in 1922 and continued to parade both their Standards. SQMS J Almond carries the Standard of the 7th, on the right of the picture, and RQMS E J Clapp carries that of the 4th. There appear to be 5 battle honours on the left side of the Standard which, if they are balanced by 5 on the other side means that SOUTH AFRICA 1900-02 has been moved to the side and only France and Flanders 1914-18 placed on the right even though they were entitled to emblazon 10 more honours since World War One.

This painting by Lionel Edwards was made on the 15th Aug 1938 on the occasion of the Farewell Mounted Parade, the last mounted parade of the combined regiment at Redford Barracks, Edinburgh. These Standards were finally put aside in 1958 when a single Standard was received by them at Fallingbostel. This has 12 battle honours, six on each side. The 4th/7th amalgamated with the 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards in 1992 to form the Royal Dragoon Guards. Both Standards of the 4th/7th and the 5th continued to be paraded together at least up to 2005 and perhaps well beyond that date.

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