Thursday, 30 June 2011

Colours of French Royal Roussillon Infantry Regiment - French infantry in Canada series No.2


The 1st Battalion of Royal Roussilllon served in Canada from 1756-1760. The golden lilies signify a Royal regiment. Of the 2 drapeaux d'ordonnance (the upper colour) carried by this regiment in Canada, one is supposed to have been captured by the British 35th Foot at the Battle of the Plains of Abraham on 13th September 1759 and the other was burned before the surrender of Montreal on the 8th September 1760. More information on Kronoskaf here: http://www.kronoskaf.com/syw/index.php?title=Royal_Roussillon_Infanterie

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very nice work. Thanks!

Capt Bill said...

I love your French flag series, please keep going...

Ray Rousell said...

Beautiful!!!

David said...

Thanks, Anonymous. :-)

Cheers,

David.

David said...

Thanks, Bill. Will do!

I'm still working on your Beerstein medals and the Duke's birthday flag; if only there were 36 hours in the day (or even better, 10 days in the week...).

All the best,

David.

David said...

Thanks, Ray. Glad you like them. :-)

Soldadets said...

Lovely flags, Sir :)

David said...

Thanks, Lluis. :-)