King's Banner displayed at the Regimental Museum of the 1st/15th RNSWL.

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4 months 3 weeks ago #49522 by LinneyI
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Attached is shown the King's Banner presented to the Royal New South Wales Lancers in 1904 by King Edward VII for services in the South African War, 1899-1902.





In recent years, the King's Banner (woven from silk) had deteriorated considerably. A major conservation by experts in the field (using the same material) was undertaken. Further, once the restoration was competed, the Banner was encased in a hermetically sealed container within the display frame; to better withstand the ravages of time. IL has to apologise for the angle at which the picture of the Banner was taken. Unavoidable due to placement, etc.

Another interesting item shown in the museum is the Red Cross flag carried by Surgeon Lt. (later Surgeon Capt. G.L.L. Lawson of the 6th New South Wales Imperial Bushmen.




Surgeon Lt. Lawson was seconded from the NSW AMC and his QSA medal held the clasps "Cape Colony", "Orange Free State", "Transvaal", "Rhodesia" and "South Africa 1901".

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4 months 3 weeks ago #49528 by Frank Kelley
It is wonderful to see these actually being treated with the respect they deserve, sadly, so many regimental colours from this period can be found rotting in churches and cathedrals in Great Britain these days.

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