The Colours of the Grenadier Guards

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Day and Son, 1869 - 62 pagina's
 

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Pagina 17 - ReGENT, as a mark of HIs Royal Approbation of the distinguished gallantry of the Brigade of Foot Guards in the Victory of Waterloo, has been pleased, in the name and on the behalf of His Majesty...
Pagina 17 - Guards," in commemoration of their having defeated the Grenadiers of the French Imperial Guards upon this memorable occasion.
Pagina 26 - VICTORIA, by the Grace of God, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, &c., &c., &c., To All and Singular to whom these Presents shall come, Greeting! Whereas...
Pagina 23 - Battery, brought them safe to where their ammunition was to be obtained, thereby saving some fifty men, and enabling them to renew the combat. He received the approval of His Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge for this action on the spot. Colonel Percy was engaged with, and put hors de combat, a Russian soldier.
Pagina 6 - Colour is to be the Red Cross of St. George in a White Field, and the Union in the upper Canton.
Pagina 6 - Colour, to be the Colour of the Facing of the Regiment with the Union in the upper Canton...
Pagina 3 - The flag of the guidon to be three feet ^ five inches to the end of the slit of the swallow-tail, and two feet three inches on the lance. The upper and lower corners to be rounded off at twelve inches' distance from the end of the flag.
Pagina viii - It differs," that learned writer observes, " from a banner in this respect, that instead of being square, and fastened to a tronsure bar, the gonfanon, though of the same figure, was fixed in a frame made to turn like a modern ship's vane, with two or three streamers or tails. The object of the gonfanon was principally to render great people more conspicuous to their followers, and to terrify the horses of their adversaries : hence the gonfanon became a mark of dignity.
Pagina 3 - Each regiment will have a silken standard, and each company a silken guidon. The standard to bear the arms of the United States, embroidered in silk, on a blue ground, with the number and name of the regiment, in a scroll underneath the eagle. The flag of the standard to be two feet five inches wide, and two feet three inches on the lance, and to be edged with yellow silk fringe.
Pagina xviii - Bonnet : and that the Union Flag shall be Azure, the Crosses Saltire of St. Andrew and St. Patrick Quarterly, per Saltire counterchanged Argent and Gules : the latter fimbriated of the second, surmounted by the Cross of St. George of the third, fimbriated as the Saltire.

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