Victorian Colour Sgt Insignia

Colour Sgt. Guards Regt.
Colour Sgt. Guards Regt.
Group of the 71st Regiment with Colour Sergeant, Crimean War.
Group of the 71st Regiment with Colour Sgt. Crimean War.
photograph of Colour Sgt.Alexander Scots Fusilier Guards. Crimean war
Circa 1863 - Colour Sgt.Alexander Scots Fusilier Guards.

Victorian Colour Sgt Insignia

Victorian Colour Sgt Insignia

We were asked by a client to re create some Guards regiment Colour Sgt insignia as used in the second half of the 19th C. The pattern is as still worn today but the flag is reversed and the crown is the Queen Victoria pattern.

This badge is typically worn on the sleeve of the regimental Colour Sgt over the rank stripes. See the shop to purchase this pattern of regimental insignia.

The rank was introduced into British Army infantry regiments in 1813 during the Napoleonic Wars to reward long-serving sergeants. By 1913, there were two colour sergeants in each infantry company. On 1 October 1913, they were replaced by the two new ranks of company sergeant major and company quartermaster sergeant, with one of each in each company. However, the CQMS of an infantry company continued to be generally addressed as "Colour Sergeant".

Historically, colour sergeants of British line regiments protected ensigns, the most junior officers who were responsible for carrying their battalions' colours to rally troops in battles. For this reason, to reach the rank of colour sergeant was considered a prestigious attainment, granted normally to those sergeants who had displayed courage on the field of battle. This tradition continues today as colour sergeants form part of a colour party in military parades.

 

We have offer a range of Scottish regiments and British army regimental cloth and embroidered insignia. We supply pipe bands and regimental pipers and clients around the world. Hand embroidered to MOD standards and as supplied to the Scottish regiments and British army. Offering bagpipe, drum, sleeve insignia and rank stripes, collar dogs and officers shoulder boards.

In addition to the regimental range we design and hand embroider insignia for film, theatre, pipe bands and associations around the world. Contact us about your bespoke insignia requirements. As a supplier and manufacturer of re-created Victorian, Edwardian and 20th century regimental pattern insignia and accoutrements, attention to historical accuracy and detail is very important. If you have a project you need help with we would love to hear from you. 

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Victorian Pattern Colour Sgt. Coldstream Guards Insignia
Victorian Pattern Crimean War Period - Grenadier Guards Insignia
Victorian Pattern Colour Sgt. Grenadier Guards Insignia
Victorian Pattern Crimean War Period - Grenadier Guards Insignia
Victorian Pattern Crimean War Period - Grenadier Guards Insignia
42nd Black Watch Royal Highlanders Colour Sgt - Hero of the Crimean war
42nd Black Watch Royal Highlanders Colour Sgt - Hero of the Crimean war
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Victorian Pattern Crimean War Period - Irish Guards Insignia
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Victorian Pattern Crimean War Period - Scots Guards Insignia

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