Regimental Colours

Regimental Colours of the 47th Regiment of Foot

The re-created 47th has a set of Regimental Colours, just as the original unit did.  A regiment’s colours were a source of inspiration to its men, a physical embodiment of the regiment.  They were the focus of parades and served as a marker of the regiment’s position on the field of battle. 

Like other British Regiments of the time the 47th’s colours are made of silk, had the regimental number and badge painted onto the silk. 

On August 20th, 2011 the re-created 47th’s colours were consecrated in a public ceremony at Fort Michilimackinac.

Consecrating the colours at Michilimackinac

The service was performed by (L to R) Pastor Reid Nelson, Colour Ensigns Jim Wagner and Scott Tomlinson, and sponsor of the Colours Rita Wagner.