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image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 August 2008
At a Sweden festival held once a year actors are dressed up as Swedish soldiers. I got the information about the regiments name by the flagbearer. The Regiment carried with it a wagon having the cipher of Swedish king Carl XII, who lost the Nordic war against a coalition lead by Russia. Therefore I dated this flag about 1700. The ratio I couldn't find out, because the flag never was completely unfurled. So I also don't know whether this flag is really a genuine military flag or a decorative fantasy.
Description of flag:It is a red gironny flag with eight yellow tongues of fire, in each corner and the middle of each side. In the centre is a yellow roundel with the regiments badge.
Source: I spotted this flag on 22 August in Wismar at Sweden Festival 2008.
Description of badge:image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 August 2008
In a yellow roundel is a red, double-queued, rampant lion, blue armed and blue
tongued, holding a red and blue crossbow with a blue arrow, pointing upward, in
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 August 2008