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Mike Target08 Oct 2019 4:19 a.m. PST

Does anyone know of a good resource for British Army Colours of the Jacobite rebellion 1745?

I know Warflags and Flags of War have a few but apart from a few specific regiments – the rest being "generic".

I'm particularly looking for the Colours of Lascelles Regiment, as thats the first one on the painting table! As it was a unit with white facings, would it just be a regimental colour of white with a red cross (union flag in the top corner) and the regimental number in a wreath? Or would it carry some other emblem, perhaps relating to its commander? And would this be carried on the kings colour as well?

thanks for any help!

Mike Target08 Oct 2019 4:19 a.m. PST

Does anyone know of a good resource for British Army Colours of the Jacobite rebellion 1745?

I know Warflags and Flags of War have a few but apart from a few specific regiments – the rest being "generic".

I'm particularly looking for the Colours of Lascelles Regiment, as thats the first one on the painting table! As it was a unit with white facings, would it just be a regimental colour of white with a red cross (union flag in the top corner) and the regimental number in a wreath? Or would it carry some other emblem, perhaps relating to its commander? And would this be carried on the kings colour as well?

thanks for any help!

GurKhan08 Oct 2019 4:39 a.m. PST

Your suggestion matches what Kronoskaf says for the 7YW – link – and matches the 1743 regulations – link – so there is a good chance you are correct, unless by chance Lascelles in '45 were still carrying pre-1743 colours.

Mike Target08 Oct 2019 6:17 a.m. PST

Ah fantastic ! Thats the kind of links I needed! thank you!

DHautpol18 Oct 2019 6:37 a.m. PST

I think that one of the drivers behind the new regulations was to remove personal emblems and badges pertaining to the regimental colonels from the standards. Only the very oldest regiments were permitted to retain their historic badges.

George II was seeking to emphasise that they were his regiments, rather than the colonels' regiments, which also led to the names, like Lascelles, being discontinued.

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