The Regiment in Stone

Discussions about a fitting memorial to the 14th/20th King's Hussars.
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Re: The Regiment in Stone

Postby Bob_H » Sun Dec 22, 2013 10:23 pm

Fred, great image. Congratulations to all who have worked on it.

Frank, thanks for the scroll - just what we're looking for I guess (and with a 'true' hawk).

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Re: The Regiment in Stone

Postby Paul W. Baker » Sun Dec 22, 2013 11:31 pm

Still working on it Bob, Ill send you any updates we have via email

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Re: The Regiment in Stone

Postby Paul W. Baker » Mon Dec 23, 2013 12:08 am

Latest Hawk Bob

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Re: The Regiment in Stone

Postby Johnny Morris » Mon Dec 23, 2013 8:10 am

Some great designs on here and there are several that I think would be suitable however just a word before we make a final choice.

The more intricate the design is the more problems it may cause whoever is going to reproduce it for us.

Do we yet know who is going to carve/engrave it for us and is what we want totally possible?

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Re: The Regiment in Stone

Postby Phil(Quassie)Baldwin » Mon Dec 23, 2013 8:31 am

Hi All
The FR was to represent Frederica however it was not on the ORs cap badge it was on the Gilt badge worn by Officers and WO's.
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Re: The Regiment in Stone

Postby Bob_H » Mon Dec 23, 2013 8:38 am

Johnny Morris wrote:Some great designs on here and there are several that I think would be suitable however just a word before we make a final choice.
The more intricate the design is the more problems it may cause whoever is going to reproduce it for us.
Do we yet know who is going to carve/engrave it for us and is what we want totally possible?
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Johnny,

The very nature of stone means we won't get a perfect representation. We probably wouldn't want to anyway, it has to look like stone, not a painting. My understanding is that the engraving and placement of the stone is carried out by the NMA and with 3000 stones to make I guess they know exactly what they are doing.

I think it's important though that we provide as clear an image of what we want as possible.

Now that the £2000 has been confirmed I'm taking our application on to the next stage.
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Re: The Regiment in Stone

Postby gladis cooper » Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:12 am

Hello. Can I speak for Bill Williams?
I think he would have wanted number 3 on the stone. Sheila Williams

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Re: The Regiment in Stone

Postby Bob_H » Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:13 am

The latest draft image is based upon a cover picture from a 'Hawk' Journal. I don't think we could have a better source for authenticity and acceptability:
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Re: The Regiment in Stone

Postby Brian Moulton » Mon Dec 23, 2013 1:33 pm

Agreeing with Bob's latest post.

Ref the FR - An explanation from the KRH website, although I have read this elsewhere :

The Badge: the Prussian Eagle (always known as the Hawk), originally awarded to the 14th Light Dragoons in 1798 after the regiment had escorted Crown Princess Frederica of Prussia from Dover to her marriage to the Duke of York. At the same time the regiment changed its facing colours from lemon yellow to Brandenburg Orange, the livery colour of the Royal House of Prussia.

Bog standard 14th/20th squaddies wore the hawk minus the FR, so good enough for the majority of us, good enough for me.

Bit disappointed that there has been very little commissioned officer input so far. Or will they get the final veto at the 11th hour, after all the hard work has been carried out by OR's
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Re: The Regiment in Stone

Postby Phil(Quassie)Baldwin » Mon Dec 23, 2013 2:27 pm

Hi Brian
I thought I said that, maybe in not so many words this morning
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Re: The Regiment in Stone

Postby Shep » Mon Dec 23, 2013 4:31 pm

Hi Bob
life seems to becoming a little confusing we have designs on here designs on face book votes here likes and
dislikes here and there
Cant we try to get together in one place I understand your trying to get the word out there and see what peoples thoughts are just seems to dilute what we are trying to do

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