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Garde de Paris09 Apr 2020 10:12 a.m. PST

I have Victrix paper colours for this regiment, but they look too complicated for this era. They have a sphinx for Egypt below the central device. I hope this pastes in for you to examine.


Would these be proper for the mid-Peninsular War Albuera battle?

They served with the 1st and 2nd battalions of the 7th Foot, Royal Fuzileers, City of London Regiment in the 2nd Brigade of Lowry Cole's 4th Division. There was also a company of 60th Rifles, or Brunswick Oels Rifles as well.


GildasFacit Sponsoring Member of TMP09 Apr 2020 12:16 p.m. PST

Yes, the various regiments with the Sphinx on their colours were awarded it in 1802 so correct for the Peninsula.

Personal logo Artilleryman Supporting Member of TMP09 Apr 2020 12:18 p.m. PST

They look alright to me. The wreath is a bit ‘thick' but the inclusion of ‘Egypt' and the ‘traditional' badges in the corners are accurate for the period.

dibble Supporting Member of TMP09 Apr 2020 12:30 p.m. PST

G de P: If you wait till tomorrow I'll have a look and see what I have and post something for you. I'm away from my other computer at the moment.

John Tyson09 Apr 2020 1:03 p.m. PST

Here are the 23rd's colors at Waterloo. Link found on Flags of the Napoleonic Wars.

Garde de Paris09 Apr 2020 2:13 p.m. PST

Thanks, all! Not rush, Dibble, as the colours are always the last thing I do for a unit.

As an aside, the 1st Foot is shown with one colour for the Peninsular War, and another for Waterloo. Perhaps the addition of "Peninsula" on the 1815 colours?


dibble Supporting Member of TMP10 Apr 2020 12:04 a.m. PST

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