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September 3rd, 2012  
I3BrigPvSk
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Highway Man
Colour sergeant in days of old were responsible for the security and safe keeping of the regimental battle colours.
They were holding the banner at the battle of Waterloo, as an example?
September 4th, 2012  
George
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by I3BrigPvSk
They were holding the banner at the battle of Waterloo, as an example?
Yes, During our Civil War you had a Color Guard composed of the Color Bearer, usually a Color Sgt. & 8 Corporals. Virginia gave the Bearer the Rank of Ensign.
September 4th, 2012  
NP8901
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by I3BrigPvSk
What is a Colour Sergeant?
Colour Sergeant in the Royal Marines and infantry regiments is a NCO rank, ranking above Sergeant and below Warrant Officer class 2. Itīs officially the rank of Staff Sergeant as found in other corps of the British Army. Swedish military rank = Fanjunkare

He is normaly the Company Quartermaster Sergeant.


Quote:
Originally Posted by I3BrigPvSk
They were holding the banner at the battle of Waterloo, as an example?
No, Colour Sergeants protected Ensigns, the most junior officers who were responsible for carrying their battalions' Colours.
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September 4th, 2012  
I3BrigPvSk
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by NP8901
Colour Sergeant in the Royal Marines and infantry regiments is a NCO rank, ranking above Sergeant and below Warrant Officer class 2. Itīs officially the rank of Staff Sergeant as found in other corps of the British Army. Swedish military rank = Fanjunkare

He is normaly the Company Quartermaster Sergeant.


No, Colour Sergeants protected Ensigns, the most junior officers who were responsible for carrying their battalions' Colours.

Thank you NP8901, now I know.

I found an interesting documentary about the Falklands war with interviews of the participants from both sides. It is divided into three episodes and the episodes are about an hour long. Even an interview with the Argentinean pilot who destroyed the ship with the Welch Guard on board

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuJBi7WfDpM"]Documentary: War in the Falklands - Episode 1 of 3 - YouTube[/ame]

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aINoc19kwrU&feature=relmfu"]Documentary: War in the Falklands - Episode 2 of 3 - YouTube[/ame]

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95fK2oUBb_w&feature=relmfu"]Documentary: War in the Falklands - Episode 3 of 3 - YouTube[/ame]
 


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