Last week another interesting cutting in the Times. This time on a Regimental colour from… allegedly Waterloo. It says the colour was found in bits and when cleverly re assembled, there and behold was a colour of the Coldstream Guards. However on examination of the photo in the paper I spotted a “Sphinx”. This to me at any rate indicates it is a colour of the Third Guards later the Scots Guards NOT the Coldstream.
I also have my doubts that a Waterloo Colour would have been in private hands. Such was the magnitude of the fight at Hougoumont I find it hard to believe it was disposed of to a third party just put away in a box.