In a Sea of Crosses....

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  1. Nehustan

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    [align=center]In a Sea of Crosses....[/align]

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    [align=center]...a Crescent Moon.[/align]

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  2. forgive my ignorance ? what are you on about ?
     
  3. Laid up colours.

    Is that church in Ireland by any chance?
     
  4. Nehustan

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    Its actually the Guards Chapel in London. Open to the General Public, right next to the Guards Museum. Well worth a visit if you are near St. James Park.
     
  5. Oh, I thought the 'odd' colour with the harp on it might have been from a regt of the Irish Republic, post-independence.
     
  6. Nehustan

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  7. I expose my ignorance; should that not be 'personal standard'?
     
  8. Nehustan

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    You are probably right, not being an expert of heraldly. I know the Queens is a Standard, and a colour that awarded to Regts. So its probably Alex's Standard (unless it was granted by the monarch, what would it be then...still a standard I guess?)
     
  9. Might it be a Garter Banner? Alexander was KG so it stands a chance.

    Perhaps the College of Arms should have a website with a record of all the Grants of Arms made. It would make identifying this sort of thing easier and would make spotting "walts" a bit easier particularly those companies with fake "crests" that aren't really crests bu shields or faux arms.

    BTW I was once told that the Royal Standard was properly the "Royal Banner" any truth in this?
     
  10. Nehustan

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    That's interesting about Garter Banners....I'm off googling ;)

    (P.S. Just had a look at a page about the Garter...really very interesting...and I am sure you are right in your statement about Alexander. Thanks.)
     
  11. I think you mean Field Marshal Alexander of TUNIS
     
  12. Nehustan

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    The very fellow...how did you guess? ;)