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A George V Camp Flag of the Second-in-Command, 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards
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A George V Camp Flag of the Second-in-Command, 3rd 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 - Two Ostrich Feathers in saltire argent, quilled or, the dexter surmounted by the sinister. A badge of King Henry VI -  was granted to the First Foot Guards by Queen Anne in 1712. It is one of thirty borne on the Grenadier Guards’ company marking flags, also known as camp flags or camp colours. The badges of Nos. 17 to 24 companies were allotted to the 3rd Battalion. The last three badges in this 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. 23, is that of the the Second-in-Command, 3rd 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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