Second Battalion Colours 1812

These paintings show the Colours carried by the second battalion at Waterloo. They show both sides of the Colours. The top one is the King's Colour which at this stage has a small union flag in the canton. The cypher of George III is in the middle. The lower Colour is a 7th Company Colour with the harp and crown in the middle.

The battle honour for LINCELLES was bestowed on 20th June 1811 and CORUNNA and BARROSA on 9th October 1811 so these would have been embroidered onto the Colours by 1812. The honour for PENINSULA was bestowed on 20th March 1815 so there almost certainly was not enough time to have new Colours prepared for the Belgian campaign that ended with the battles of Quatre Bras and Waterloo. The honour for WATERLOO was given on 8th Dec 1815 so the two new honours would have appeared on the colours from 1816 onwards.

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