Stock Code: w2

THE REGIMENTAL COLOUR OF THE HAYTOR RIFLE VOLUNTEERS. Of quadrangular form and composed of several white silk panels. Union Jack appliqué in the upper hoist canton. On both sides a painted coat of arms of the United Kingdom amid a laurel wreath with the script banner "Haytor Rt: Volunteers" at centre, surmounting another scroll reading "Torquay Companies of First Volunteer Rifles 1852". Silk slightly discoloured and partially worn to threads, the upper fly with a major loss, painting rubbed, slightly cracked and barely legible in some places. Dimensions. 70” x 68”. Formed in 1803 from Volunteers in the Haytor Hundred, Newton Abbot being the HQ. They were part of the Devonshire Regt. The same Regt that Napoleon found facing him as a young Artillery Officer, under the command of Lord Mulgrave. A Bayonet wound to his thigh was the result, during a sortie when the Guns were spiked at the Siege of Toulon. He did not face the Devonshires personally again, until the Battle of Waterloo, some 22 years later. The Flag shows evident wear and repairs to it. The Haytor Volunteer Rifles were established in the late 18th century, but were dissolved in 1809 due to a lack of imminent threats. In the early 1850s however the regiment was re-established. With a booklet of the 1880 period, about the Regiment.

Price: £2,495.00

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