In the early 18th century, the British army reduced the number of colours carried by the regiment. By the Seven Years’ War, most line infantry regiments carried only two colours, the King’s colours and regimental colours.
The regimental colours had the Union flag in the canton, and a central device on a field of the regimental facing colour. Regiments with red or white facings carried a white flag with the red St. George’s cross overall. Some regimental flags had corner devices, and battle honours.
The Foot Guards had regimental colours and company colours in the Union flag design of the King’s colours carried by the line regiments.
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