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28th Foot 1815

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Grod, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. Grod A Fixture

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    Hello Folks
    I'm seeking information on the Kings colour carried by the 28th North Gloucesters during the Waterloo campaign. I know that the sphinx battle honour was added to the regimental colour in 1802 but can anyone tell me if the Kings colour also bore the same emblem.
    Any info on this appreciated which is for an ongoing project.
    Cheers
    Gordon
  2. MCPWilk A Fixture

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    Don't forget that they still wore the stovepipe shako at Waterloo!

    Best wishes,

    Mike
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  3. Grod A Fixture

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    Got that Mike.
    Cheers
  4. Tonton Well-Known Member

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    Grod, have a look at:

    http://www.victrixlimited.com/online_shop/product_info.php?products_id=350

    If it’s right, the Sphinx appears on both the regimental and the King’s colour. However, another source doesn't show it on either:

    http://micheldamiens.wordpress.com/article/l-infanterie-britannique-a-waterloo-3cgja7u7z8vuo-24/

    (Scroll about half-way down for the 28th.)

    For a more authoritative source, I wonder if ‘Soldiers of Gloucestershire’ could help:

    http://www.glosters.org.uk

    (Go to ‘Collection’, then hit ‘1792-1815 Napoleonic Wars’ under ‘Browse by Campaign’ then, when that page comes up, enter ‘Flags’ under ‘Category’ and ‘Napoleonic Wars’ under ‘Campaign’. That will give you 6 results and the following description:

    Flag: In 1816 both the 28th and 61st were issued with new Colours, on the one year anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. The old Colours had been in active use for 15 years, and had seen vicious fighting in Egypt, Portugal, Spain and France. At Salamanca, no less than 6 relief officers and sergeants were shot under the Colours of the 61st.

    Hope that is some help.

    Jeff
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