Tuesday, 10 August 2010

More NYW flags, Prince George of Hesse-Darmstadt & George St George

I wrote a message on a forum a couple of months ago enquiring if anyone new anything about the flags for 2 English regiments during the Nine Years War.

No!!, was the answer, the only advice I was given was, “As nobody knows what they looked like, why don’t you make them up”. So that’s what I’ve done. For the sticklers among you, look away now, the flags may hurt your eyes and offend your senses. These are my simple versions of the flags and once again if you want them, take them!!

The regiments are Prince George of Hesse-Darmstadt, originally led by Col Philip Babington , who led them at The Boyne, after Prince George they were led by Henry, the Marquis de Rada. They later became the 6th foot.

The second regiment is what was to become the 17th foot, originally led by Soloman Richards, then led by the very English named Sir George St George. Next in quick succession were the leaders John Courthorpe & Sir Matthew Bridges. The flag is made to represent the magnificently named Sir George St George. I’ve included two versions of the flag one white the other grey captains colours, as I’ve found conflicting sources over the colours of the regiments cuffs, which the flags are all based upon.

1 comment:

  1. Shocking abuse of your imagination sir! you should be horse whipped but seriously good work on my time.