Trooping the Colour – what’s meant by ‘the colour’?

This year’s Trooping the Colour takes place on 11th June. The ceremony of Trooping the Colour is held annually in celebration of the Sovereign’s birthday (hence it’s also known as ‘The Queen’s Birthday Parade’). But what are the origins and what is meant by ‘the colour’?

It dates back to the regimental flags of the British Army, which were historically described as ‘colours’ as they displayed the uniform colours worn by the soldiers of the different units. A regiment’s colours were vital on the battlefield, providing a rallying point for the troops, where it was easy to become separated.

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From Huddersfield to Shanghai – Making it Personal!

Congratulations to Laura Ensinger from the University of Huddersfield, the first of this year’s finalists to be announced in the SDC International Design Competition 2016.

The UK final took place as part of SDC’s annual Day of Celebration at the magnificent Merchant Adventurers’ Hall in York. The competition is a key part of SDC’s educational and charitable remit and a vital part of SDC’s relationship with universities and colleges internationally.

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