The Hawk was first used in1812 because the eagle on the shako plate resembled a hawk,the sh?te bit could have been added in 1813 when they captured the Emperor, thus becoming the Emperor`s chambermaids.
good question charley, the crown is prussian nothing to do with GB,the only crown to change was on the collar dogs from KCtoQC from 1954 onwards,and the all black cap badge and primrose backing came in 1966 at perham down after returning from libya.
THE UNION FLAG,COMMONLY CALLED THE UNION JACK,IS DESCRIBED IN A PROCLAMATION OF 1JAN 1801 BY AUTHORITY OF THE UNION WITH IRELAND ACT OF 1800 AS (THE FLAG AS WE KNOW IT) FOLLOWED BY EVERY CITIZEN IN THE COMMONWEALTH MAY FLY THE UNION JACK.
IAN, I CANNOT TELL YOU A LOT ABOUT TINY (before my time) BUT HE DID WRITE A BOOK "NOBODY`S OWN" ABOUT THE 20TH HUSSARS .HE WAS AWARDED THE REGIMENTAL MEDAL FOR HIS WORK IN DOING THE HISTORY OF THE REGIMENT AND PRODUCING THE BOOK. LIKE ALL GOOD HAWKS HE WENT TO THE BIG PARADE GROUND IN THE ...