Sixth Captain's Colour 1669

This illustration is based on a description by Cosmo Duke of Tuscany who was present at a review in Hyde Park in 1669. He said that the 1st Guards Colours were white with a red cross and that the Coldstream had a green colour with six white balls and a red cross. In his book on The History of the Uniforms of the British Army, C C P Lawson says that 'the six white balls seem to indicate the colours of the 6th Captains Company in which case it is possible that the white balls were placed on a red cross. A green flag with a red cross features in the illustration of the Lord Generals Regiment laying down their arms at Tower Hill on 14th February 1661.

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