Coldstream Guards - An Elizabeth II Company Colour of the 10th Company, 1962
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Overall: 53.5cm (21in) x 63cm (24.1in)
Silk embroidered with a company badge and numeral scroll. Framed and glazed. Flag: 45.5cm (17.9in) x 56cm (22in).
The device on the present Union flag (an escarbuncle, a badge of Henry II (1133-1189)), ensigned by a Crown, was granted to the Coldstream Guards by George I in 1716. It is one of sixteen. borne on the Captain’s (Company Commander’s) company colours of the Coldstream Guards. From 1962 the badges of Nos. 7 to 11 Companies were reserved for the 2nd Battalion’s use
Source: Dawnay, N.P. (1975) ‘The Standards, Guidons and Colours of The Household Division, 1660-1973’, Midas.