We recently received an order from BBC Bristol to create an historical flag. The flag was the old regimental flag for The Queen’s Own Hussars regiment, known as a “guidon”, which was used in battles to help direct the troops and enable them to rally in the right areas.
The Queen’s Own Hussars were merged with The Queen’s Royal Irish Hussars in 1993 to become the Queen’s Royal Hussars. The regiment itself traces its roots back to 1685 and during the past 320 years has been awarded 172 Battle Honours and 8 Victoria Crosses.
While the original flags would have been high-quality, fully-sewn flags, this guidon was produced with the combination of digital print and finishing with gold fringing and leather tabs to attach to the flagpole.