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The Empire of France

1812 Pattern Flags

Porte-aigle 1814

From April 1812 each Line and Light regiment received a single new tricolour pattern standard which bore on the reverse the battle honours of the regiment. The battle honours were restricted to those battles at which Napoleon had commanded in person i.e. Ulm, Austerlitz, Jena, Eylau, Friedland, Eckmuhl, Essling and Wagram. The new flags measured 80cm x 80cm and had a 2.5cm wide gold fringe. A tricolour cravat measuring 92cm long by 16cm wide with gold fringes was attached to the flagstaff immediately below the eagle. The Imperial Guard continued to use their 1804 pattern flags, which had been re-issued in 1811, until 1813.

Left: Lieutenant Porte-aigle 1st Grenadiers 1814.

Links to the French 1812 Flag Pages
Imperial Guard Infantry Regiments
Line & Light Infantry Regiments (Page 1)
Line & Light Infantry Regiments (Page 2)
Line & Light Infantry Regiments (Page 3)
Line & Light Infantry Regiments (Page 4)

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