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Colour party and escort, Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians), 1921 (c)

Photograph, Ireland, 1921 (c).

The two colours were collectively called a stand. In British infantry units the King's Colour was usually a union flag trimmed with gold fabric, and with the regiment's insignia placed in the centre. The Regimental Colour was a flag of a single colour, usually the colour of the uniform facings (collar, lapels and cuffs) of the regiment, again often trimmed and with the insignia in the centre.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 1992-04-224-3


National Army Museum, Out of Copyright


National Army Museum, Study Collection

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