- To Verian Dale
For the Canadian Militias the use of regimental colours was a
non-starter. These emblems were only issued by the authorised fiat of the
crown in England and this took time. I have several references that show
that although colours were proposed for various militia regiments towards
the end of the war, some were refused, while those that did get made and
sent over did not arrive until well after the war ended. For example, the
colours for the Incorporated Militia of Upper Canada were not presented
until 1822 (seven years after the regiment was disbanded!). These colours
are now housed in the Canadian War Museum.
Regards Richard Feltoe.