War Diaries Talk

consecration and presentation of colours to 9th N.I.H.

  • erik.schaubroeckscarlet.be by erik.schaubroeckscarlet.be

    What kind of event is this and why to another unit?


  • ral104 by ral104 moderator, scientist

    Erik, the colours are the unit's flag. Often new colours are consecrated, which is a kind of religious dedication ceremony. In this case, the 12th RIR were involved in the ceremony because they were part of the same brigade as the 9th (North Irish Horse) RIF, a unit which a large number of men from the disbanded 2nd North Irish Horse yeomanry battalion joined after being trained as infantry.