Unidentified British Flags

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Description

Colours and standards captured from the enemies by the French armies have long been on display at Notre Dame de Paris and reproduced in "Les Triomphes de Louis XIV", a collection of five books now kept at the Cabinet des Estampes of the Bibliothèque Nationale de Paris.

Several of these colours and standards are difficult to assign to precise regiments. It is the case of the following British colours.

If you have some indications about the regiment which carried these colours, please let us know.

Unidentified Flag 01 (very similar to the colonel colour of the Royal Regiment of Foot) - Copyright: Kronoskaf
Unidentified Flag 02 (very similar to the company colours of the Royal Regiment of Foot) - Copyright: Kronoskaf
Unidentified Flag 03 (certainly a Scottish colour) - Copyright: Kronoskaf
Unidentified Flag 04 (certainly a Scottish colour) - Copyright: Kronoskaf

In his work on the British Army, Lawson also illustrates a couple of flags which he cannot associate to a specific regiment.

Unidentified Flag 05 (in use in 1712 as per Lawson) - Copyright: Kronoskaf
Unidentified Flag 06 (in use in 1712 as per Lawson) - Copyright: Kronoskaf
Unidentified Flag 07 (in use in 1709 as per Lawson, certainly a Scottish colour) - Copyright: Kronoskaf
Unidentified Flag 08 (in use in 1712 as per Lawson, certainly a Scottish colour) - Copyright: Kronoskaf
Unidentified Flag 09 - Copyright: Kronoskaf
 

References

Les Triomphes de Louis XIV

Lawson, Cecil C. P.: A History of the Uniforms of the British Army, Vol. 1 From the beginning to 1760, London: Kaye & Ward