HC Deb 17 June 1881 vol 262 c760

asked the Secretary of State for War, If, considering the fact that certain regiments which have lately been engaged in South Africa and Afghanistan, have been permitted to bear those names on their colours, he will sanction the names "Blenheim," "Malplaquet," "Ramillies," and "Audenarde" being inscribed on the colours of the regiments historically connected with those memorable battles?


Sir, if the hon. and gallant Gentleman will refer to page 9, paragraph 28, of the Report of the Committee on territorial regiments, which I stated in moving the Estimates that we were going to carry out, he will see that we intend to add to the list of successes commemorated on regimental colours Blenheim, Ramillies, Oudenarde, Malplaquet, the Capture of Quebec, and probably others.