Royal Grenadier Commemorative Flag 1885
Offered is a one of a kind canadian Ensign flag constructed and stitched by the loving hands of the Ladies of Toronto as a presentation welcome home gift to the 10th Royal Grenadiers (now the Royal Regiment of Canada). This Battalion played a key roll at ending the uprising in spring of 1885 at Batoche by leading the charge on the Metis entrenched positions with two other Battalions. The flag was presented to the battalions in a ceremony on its return to Toronto from Saskatchewan. Although it wasn't with them in the field, it was a great honour to receive it as a gift from the City recognizing and commemorating their sacrifice and success in the operation. The 10th was one of the main City Corps of Toronto.
The flag was hand stitched by the Ladies, including the Battle Honor Batoche and Fish Creek, with the ensign details painted on the white disc. It is a work of art. The flag is in need of conservation and should be carefully framed by an expert. It has some splitting and fraying with some water stains. A unique piece of Canadian History. Comes with its original storage box and history.
Note: It is wrapped in cloth and around a large cylinder to keep it stable. Pickup is preferred, shipping rolled will be costly. If shipped folded it will be less expensive, but there is risk of more damage. Contact me directly for preferred shipping.