World War, 1914-1918

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118th Battalion presentation of the colours

118th Battalion presentation of the colours in Kitchener, 1916. Presenting the colour is a time honour tradition within the British Commonwealth armies. Infantry units tend to have two colours (flags), the Queen’s colour (which is the Union Jack) and the Regimental colour (the unit’s battle flag which has its regimental honours sewn on it). When presenting the colours, the Regimental band’s drum kit is played in a pyramid formation with the colours laying on top. The ceremony is meant to instill pride amongst the soldiers of the unit in question.

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