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Regimental Colour of the 2nd Battalion, 43rd Regiment of Infantry 'Granada' 1847-1931 (Spain)

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[Regimental Colour of the 2nd Battalion, 43rd Infantry Regiment 'Granada' 1847-1931 (Spain)]
by Sergio Camero, exported to GIF by Santiago Dotor



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This is the Colour of the 2nd Battalion, 43rd Infantry Regiment Granada 1847-1931. This flag follows the October 1843 regulations which modified the design of military Colours, adopting the red-yellow-red stripes previously used in the naval ensign and a simplified version of the royal arms on its centre, over a small Burgundy cross. The 1843 regulation also established new lettering and new rules for streamers, a red and yellow one plus those appropriate to the regiment's awarded decorations. Earlier, in 1802, the number of Colours had been reduced to two per regiment, the first battalion using the coronela (approx. King's Colour) and the second battalion the so-called batallona (approx. Regimental Colour), which is the case with the above shown example. Source: Antonio Manzano Lahoz, Las Banderas Históricas del Ejército Español.

Sergio Camero, 14 December 2001

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