British Colours & Standards 1747–1881 (1) Cavalry by Ian Sumner, Richard Hook

By Ian Sumner, Richard Hook

During this first of a two-part series a revered vexillologist describes, explains and illustrates a large choice of the factors and guidons carried throughout the 18th and nineteenth centuries by way of British loved ones, common, Yeomanry and Volunteer cavalry devices. The successive rules among 1747 and 1868 are supported through tables of 'ancient badges' and conflict honours; by means of many examples of non-regulation perform (in the cavalier culture of the British cavalry); and by way of ten extraordinary plates by way of Richard Hook, detailing a few 35 flags in complete color.

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Gulations. Source: Dawna)", Standal'dS of the Household Olvls/on. t Dragoons 45 The Regimental Colour of the 44th M~rines, 1747. Sheet: yellow. i n, and a white ensign at the stern, all an a groen sea. Regimental number; gold. 23. 0 you. i '' Cih1alwr'" in commemoration of the imporrnnt n•Hional sef\in: yo11 performed Lhcre . cltmf'nts •tbo appear to h::l''e made up Lhcir owr flags. 1 mpk. l Lmign. \fa1·ine lktttalion ') sLitc hed upou it in white. itl1enra1. 'red Lo he the eyuiv;1lem of the flags canicd hv other regime-ms.

It did. howevE1r, appear on officers' sw()rd belt plates at the same date. 1se the badge in 1833 it certainly cited the 1796 issuE1 in its evidence. but its claim was denied. In 1804 the 5th was granted ttie subsidiary title of 'Princess Charlotte of Wales's'. after the only child of the future King George IV. and the regirnent adopted her cipher. 'PCW', as its distinctive badge. :! w"s confirmed in 1823. , although it is impossible to identify exactly when it wai:; adopted or granted. ests that the motto may have been i:t reward fur the gallantry of the 2nd Horse at Elixheim in July 170b.

Land;(I rds :rnrl guidot1:-; is vd another ine. tk 12 and J'l). ornetimes artrad. c11ormou~ crc1~\dS. un1)le, ~011ie. aciy Bn1cc. Lhc ~\·ifr of the lord lieutenant. -n. -t :single, indepe·rnknt troop. 1lowever, other largcT ml-ib wL·re abo rq~,rirncut;d ~lrength. For ~-xampk, Lhc bt or Sonrlwn1 Rcgimc11t. 'ingvcar. \·lost. andanl:s iu 1831. UH} and thi:> Dnbysl1in~ Volunteer Cavalry.

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