British Colours & Standards 1747-1881 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 wide selection of the criteria and guidons carried through the 18th and nineteenth centuries by means of British loved ones, common, Yeomanry and Volunteer cavalry devices. The successive rules among 1747 and 1868 are supported via tables of 'ancient badges' and conflict honours; via many examples of non-regulation perform (in the cavalier culture of the British cavalry); and by means of ten incredible plates through Richard Hook, detailing a few 35 flags in complete color.

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35 Officer, Royal Engineers, 1802. Brltlah engineers aupervlsed foreign units 01 artificers, especially In Malta and Gibraltar. Unltl1813 they WONl blue 'aced with black, gold buttons and epaulettes; crimson sash; white breeches with boots, and a blcom hat with a white plume. The artificer units wore the same unlfonn colours. Chartrand} 3. First named 'Fraser's Corps of Infantry' after its commander Lteol John Fraser, the corps arrived in Gorce during January 1801. In November 1801 the detachment at Sierr,] Leone rcpulsed an aU

60th Fool. allertes pIllaee on 10 August 1782. ter he .. I'ed his own SwI.. ron w. . rdent ' ..... IIn be Hen by the Inslgnl. he cho.. tor hI, COrpl, 41 SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY Archive documents consulted arc ill the Public Records Oflicc, Colonial Oflicc (cited as PRO, CO) and War omce (PRO, WO); also at the National Archives of Canada (NAC). 'i b} Charles Hamilton Smidt are at the Houghton LibraT)'. Harvard University (GH. Smith MS). Herbert's lace books arc at the National Ann)' ~ILlscllm, London.

Nds of the Ashentls In 1823, In which he periahed. Officen had gold buttons snd epeulettes bYt no lac. on their regulllltlon uniform. pl,ced by wlnis from 1811 (Herbert's). lIIls e more prlllctical d ..... to be worn b, the officen of the corps _ Me Plete B. (NlIItlonlllt Arm, Museum, London, 10140) round the ankle With tape: half-gaiters 01 white cotton or dimity. shoes and black leather stock. On duty the crimson sash and gorget were added, With the regulation sword worn on a black shoulder bell: the off-duly sidearm was a dirk suspended lrom a black waJstbell With round gilt lion's-mask clasps.

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