The VIIth, or ROYAL FUZILEERS had;
In the center of their colours, the rose within the garter, and the crown
over it. The white horse in the corners of the second colour.
The Roman numerals "VII" on both colours signify the Regiment's number
as assigned by order of precedence in the 1750s. The cipher beneath the
King's Crown depicts the Tudor rose, the traditional emblem of the Regiment.
The words "Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense" may be loosely translated from the Latin as
"He Who Thinks Badly of Me Shall Suffer Punishment". These colours were captured
twice during the Revolutionary War: once at the surrender of Fort St. John in 1775 and
again after the Battle of Cowpens in 1780. The stand of colours captured at Fort St. John
are in the collection of the West Point Museum at West Point Military Academy, New York.
Courtesy of Rob Stewart of the re-created 7th Reg t of Foot - ROYAL FUZILEERS.
The same device of the rose, within the garter and crown, on their
drums, and bells of arms. Rank of the regiment underneath.
Evidence suggests that the drum would also have had depictions of the
white horse to the upper right, lower right, and lower left of the
the rose within the garter, and "Regt VII RF" in gold leaf to the upper left.
Evidence also suggests that the drum shell may have been of brass.
The white horse, the rose within the garter, and "RF Regt VII"
were all etched into the brass..
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