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lmntel10 Feb 2021 12:42 p.m. PST

Hi all . Do we know if the Austrians flag standards had ribbons as well as a finial ? I've seen illustrations with and without , but more without . Either way was it standard to all arms ie. infantry ,grenzers,land where etc .
1809 ish . Cheers

Personal logo Artilleryman Supporting Member of TMP11 Feb 2021 6:36 a.m. PST

The ribbons or 'cravates' were awarded to regiments as battle honours. Some line infantry and cavalry but I do not know about Grenzers etc. Therefore your standards should be a mix of filial with cords and filial with cords and cravates. As to which particular regiments had cravates, it will require checking on the individual regiments.

lmntel11 Feb 2021 2:33 p.m. PST

Thank you

John Edmundson22 Feb 2021 11:05 p.m. PST

Correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think they were usually present on the battlefield.

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