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Flags of "Regulares" Units (Spain)

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Editor's note: see also this image of a Regulares standard-bearer, probably scanned from one of José María Bueno's books, at the Heraldry of the Spanish Army website.


Flag of the 1st Company, 1st Regiment of Regulares Infantry Alhucemas

[Flag of the 1st Company, 1st Regiment of 'Regulares' Infantry Alhucemas (Spain)]
by Sergio Camero

This is the banderín of the 1st Regulares Company of the Tabor (regiment) Alhucemas I (present day). These Units were formed to fight in Africa in 1911 and were founded by Lt. Col. Berenguer. The use of the six-pointed star is a peculiarity of these units. The main element is the hand of Fatima, the only human image allowed by Islam, which was adopted by this Tabor to reflect the origin of the (formerly) Moroccan native troops recruited for these units, mostly coming from the Chorfas Valley (nearby Melilla), who believe to be descendants of the Prophet. Source: Adolfo Meléndez Giménez, Guiones en África.

Sergio Camero, 15 September 2001


Flag of the 2nd Company, 2nd Regiment of Regulares Infantry Rif

[Flag of the 2nd Company, 2nd Regiment of 'Regulares' Infantry Rif (Spain)]
by Sergio Camero

This is the banderín of the 2nd Regulares Company of the Tabor (regiment) Rif II (present day). The use of the six-pointed star is a peculiarity of these units. This star appeared in the old Moroccan silver coins, stamps and documents, and it was adopted to reflect the origin of the (formerly) Moroccan native troops recruited for these units, mostly coming from the Rif Mountains. Source: Adolfo Meléndez Giménez, Guiones en África.

Sergio Camero, 13 September 2001

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