Regimental Colour 1777

The 55th had the usual two Colours, the Kings which was the Union Flag with the number LV in the middle surrounded by a wreath, and the Regimental Colour shown here being carried by an ensign in North America. The flag was large at this stage, 6'6" flying by 6' on the pike. It was the colour of the facings, in this case, dark green with a small union flag in the corner. There were no battle honours on the Colour at this stage, the 55th did not receive these until the Crimean War.

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