Definition of regimental colour in English:

regimental colour


  • (in the UK) a regimental standard in the form of a silk flag, carried by a particular regiment along with its Queen's colour.

    • ‘At the presentation of the new regimental colour, Major General Dan Mofokeng said the significance of the celebration was that the name, The Kaffrarian Rifles, had finally been laid to rest and a new era for the regiment had now begun.’
    • ‘It is true that they are the only battalion entitled to the battle-honour ‘Kokoda’ on their regimental colours.’
    • ‘The link is exemplified in the British army, whose infantry regiments still carry a regimental colour and a queen's colour.’
    • ‘The Fusiliers were conferred with a triple honour by King Edward VII - the right to wear the motto ‘Omnia Audax’, the right to wear the yellow hackle and the right to have the Red Rose of Lancashire on the regimental colour.’
    • ‘The new regimental colour will be presented at Jan Smuts Stadium in a public ceremony which starts at 5 pm today.’
    • ‘Olwyn Green, widow of Lt - Col Charlie Green - an early CO of 3RAR in Korea killed by enemy mortar fire - fixed the Kapyong streamer to the regimental colour.’
    • ‘FOR THE first time in nearly 50 years the three Royal Marines Commandos are to be presented with their regimental colours, in Plymouth.’
    • ‘In 1863 he painted the regimental colors of the United States Colored Troops at Camp William Penn in North Philadelphia.’
    • ‘This time the chapel was repaired and bedecked with the regimental colours of the King's Regiment, formed from a combination of the Manchester Regiment and the Kings Own Liverpool Regiment.’
    • ‘As long as they feared each other's opprobrium worse than the possibility of death, they would emulate the motto sewn on the regimental colors: Stand In The Evil Day.’
    • ‘He proudly wears the regimental colors, but only for the advantage they give him with women and his superiors.’