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Mike Target08 Oct 2019 5:19 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 5:19 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 5:39 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 7:17 a.m. PST

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

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