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Regimental Colour of Regiment 'Galicia' 1734 (Spain)

Royal Ordinance on Army Flags of 31 January 1734

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[Regimental Colour of Regiment 'Galicia' 1734 (Spain)] 1:1
by Sergio Camero



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This is the sencilla flag (Regimental Colour) belonging to a Battalion of the Regiment Galicia (1734). This flag follows Philip V's Royal Ordinance of 31st January 1734, which regulated the use and design of Army flags. Source: Luis Esquiroz Medina, ¿Banderines o Guiones?.

Sergio Camero, 17 September 2001

The coat of arms on the cross' tips is almost identical to the current arms of Galicia, the main difference being the field colour: now blue, then red. The official Galician website says that "The background colour of the coat of arms has been blue since the 15th Century", not referring the previous colour. This flag is much later, though.

António Martins, 19 September 2001

I believe this may be a mistake in the source image. All my sources show that the field of the Galician arms has always been azure / blue.

Santiago Dotor, 20 September 2001

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