By Ian Sumner, Richard Hook
During this moment of a two-part series a revered vexillologist describes, explains and illustrates a large choice of the King's and Regimental shades carried throughout the 18th and nineteenth centuries by means of British loved ones, usual, defense force and Volunteer infantry regiments. The successive laws among 1747 and 1881 - while the sporting of colors within the box ceased - are supported via finished tables of 'ancient badges' and conflict honours; many cautious drawings; and via ten marvelous plates via Richard Hook, detailing a few 35 flags in complete color, in addition to a few recognized colour-bearers.
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The War Office set an arbitrar)' date for service before which it would not entertain any application. In 1831 another regiment with service in India, the 39th, attempted to havt' the battle of Plassey (l 757) commemorated on its colours. Its application was disallowed, 'under the rules established by the late Duke of York, clue to the frequency of such applications. sst·y a'i a battle honour, as well as the motto Primus in lndis, to commemornte the fact that tlw 39th was the first B1iti'ih regiment to serve on the sub-continent.
Presenting the colours of the Royal Speltlwrne Legion, he emphasised that: ' ... \Vhcn you view those Colours they cannot fail o remind you thal you are fighting for their defence, you are fighting for your King and Country, for your Religion, Laws, Liberties, your Wive your Children and your Families. for everything that is on Earth dear and valuable to Englishmen. Receive these Colours from my hands as th most Sacred and Precious of all Pledges! ' The 'Regimental Colour' of the 9th Lancashire Rlfte Volunteer Corps, 1859.
James Campbell. Unusually, the regiment added to its colours none of the battle honours to which it was entitled, presumably because they were granted only weeks before it ceased to exist. The honours in question were Peninsula, Cuidad Rodrigo, Badajoz, Salamanca, Vittoria, Nlve, Orthes and Seringapatam. The 94th Foot was re-raised in 1825. When presented with its first stand of colours, reference was made to the new regiment's predecessor, but it was not pennitted to display the honours from India and the Peninsula until 18 March 1874.