Contingent Banner Believed to be the First to Bear the Tudor Crown
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Contingent Banner Believed to be the First to Bear the Tudor Crown

The King Edward’s School, Bath Combined Cadet Force were delighted to receive their new Contingent Banner.

This is the first of its kind to bear the Tudor Crown featured in the new cypher of His Majesty King Charles III. 

KES Bath CCF with Contingent Banner
KES Bath CCF with Contingent Banner

The banner is used in ceremonial duties and has been embroidered by hand in gold bullion and coloured silks.

The design also includes an extract from the School’s cap badge in the heraldry; the Coat of Arms of King Edward VI. 

 Contingent Banner
King Edwards School, Bath CCF Contingent Banner

 The new cypher and new rendering of the Crown is being introduced gradually, and generally only when military equipment or uniforms which bear them need to be replaced. 

His Majesty’s cypher consists of the initial of the monarch’s name, Charles, and title, Rex, the Latin for King, together with his regnal number in Roman numerals – all beneath a representation of the Crown. 

The School’s new Contingent Banner was commissioned in October 2022 and was completed in April, close to the Coronation on 6th May.

Capt Philip Jones, Contingent Commander and School Staff Instructor, said: ‘The receipt of this banner coincides with the 75th anniversary of the modern Combined Cadet Force, and aptly portrays the heritage of the Contingent and recognises our proud affiliation to the monarchy.’

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