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Last post on 28 Jul 2013 by Queensmessenger

The Douglas Flag

on 04 Dec 2012

At the battle, my maternal ancestor  the Lord Douglas fought under a banner which was described as an 'Eagle-Form' "Saltire". This is a family legend that has been told and retold for generations in my family. I may imagine what this shield-boss, Banner or flag may have looked like, but I have never seen it. Does any historian on this site have any idea what this banner represented and what it looked like.
I am descended from The Lord Douglas.

Re: The Douglas Flag

on 28 Jul 2013


Hello
Perhaps this is what you are looking for?

Re: The Douglas Flag

on 28 Jul 2013

Although the motto does not match "Jamais arriere " - Never behind. Also the battle cry of "A Douglas, A Douglas" was also given but it is not known if this was shouted at the actual battle.
Sorry but little else is either known or recorded. I cannot figure out the motto on the flag shown.

Re: The Douglas Flag

on 28 Jul 2013

Looking more carefully however the motto Jamais arriere could well be present although the "arriere" part is not fully clear. Jamais is well evident however so I appologise for my earlier post.