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A George V Camp Flag of the Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards
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A George V Camp Flag of the Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards

Circa 1930

Measurements: Overall: 50cm (19.75in) x 60cm (23.5in)

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Crimson silk embroidered with a company badge (double sided). Framed and glazed. Flag 46cm (18in) x 50cm (19.5in).
 
The device on the present flag - A Falcon with wings expanded argent, beaked legged and belled or, within a Fetter Lock closed of the last. A badge of Edward IV - was granted to the First Foot Guards by Charles II in 1661. It is one of thirty borne on the Grenadier Guards’ flags, also known as company colours, camp flags or camp colours. The badges of Nos. 9 to 16 companies were allotted to the 2nd Battalion. The last three badges in this latter group were used respectively by the Commanding Officer, the Second-in-Command, and the Adjutant respectively. The remaining badges were borne by Regimental Headquarters and by the Regimental companies. Accordingly this flag, No. 14, is that of the Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Framed and glazed.
 
 
Source: Dawnay, N.P. (1975) ‘The Standards, Guidons and Colours of The Household Division, 1660-1973’, Midas.




 

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