Company Badges

By the end of the 19th century there were 16 companies in the Scots Guards, each with it's own badge. These were placed in the centre of the Company Colour which was used as a Regimental Colour along with the King's/Queen's Colour when the battalion Colour Party was parading. Colours were not taken into battle after 1881. There were eight company Colours per battalion used in rotation as the Regimental Colour.

The six emblems shown here are examples of company badges either embroidered or painted on the Colour. They had the Crown above them, the number of the company underneath and the sphinx below that. Battles honours were placed usually either side.

Regimental details | Colours


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