1st Battalion Regimental Colour 1872

This Regimental Colour has the 10th Company badge of a golden sun with sunbeams and a human face. The number of the battalion is in the upper canton as the Roman Numeral I. The Guards had their battle honours on both the Queen's Colour and the Regimental Colour while line regiments had been denied this privilege since 1844 when they were ordered to have honours on the Regimental Colour only. This Colour of the Grenadier Guards was in use in 1882 but in that year they were retrospectively granted the honours for Blenheim, Ramilles, Oudenarde, Malplaquet and Dettingen. And in the following year were awarded honours for EGYPT 1882 and TEL-EL-KEBIR.

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