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Regimental Colours of assorted units from around the world

1st Battalion

West Indies Regiment

cwm_6.jpg (22858 bytes) Officer of the  (French) Regiment de Berry with the Regimental Colour.
(artist: R.J. Marrion - copyright: Canadian War Museum)

The regular French infantry sent to Canada in 1757 was the 2nd and 3rd battalions of the Regiment de Berry. 

Originally, they were to be sent to Louisbourg; however, plans were altered and both battalions landed at Quebec at the end of July. 

Each battalion "'as composed of only nine companies of three officers and sixty other ranks.

Levis gathered all the regular battalions, including those of Berry, to form the nucleus of a strike force for a return to Quebec early in the spring of 1760. Both Berry battalions fought in the ensuing successful action at Sainte-Foy.

With the arrival of the British fleet, the siege of Quebec was abandoned, and the French withdrew gradually to the Montreal area. The British closed in from the east, south, and west; and by 7 September the combined British force of 17,000 men stood before Montreal.

Levis ordered his regiments to burn their colours to spare them "the hard conditions of handing them over to the enemy." 

Then the troops of these fine regiments assembled in the Place d'Armes and laid down their weapons after five years of continuous fighting.

The Colour 


1st Combat Company 

of the 

French Foreign Legion


Note the central emblem and pike top-spike  called "The Flames" which is the FFL Badge

Royal Montreal Regiment, Royal Canadian Armoured Corps. Note the badge on the lower section.

Colours of the Bermuda Regiment


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