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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2019 10:20 p.m. PST

Cool Vignette…

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Widowson14 Mar 2019 2:53 p.m. PST

I've seen the display of this flag, the eagle, and Ewart's bloodstained saber at Edinburgh Castle. There is no cravat there. Are we sure French standards had cravats for the 100 Days?

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP15 Mar 2019 12:24 p.m. PST

Good point!.

Even that… it's a nice vignette….


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Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP18 Mar 2019 7:44 a.m. PST

Called in to Edinburgh castle on Saturday. Paid my respects to the regt museum. There is certainly a very, very, faded cravat top left of the display of the eagle and flag. Looks like it might have had some gold fringing at the most, but not a trace of colour in it.

Many an officer's sword and one trooper's, the classic straight one without the ground down spear point. I very much doubt any trace of Ewart's own sword remains though; that would be something to find!

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