søndag den 8. juli 2012

17th Uhlan Regiment (Poland)

The 17th Uhlan Regiment of Greater Poland (17 Pułk Ułanów Wielkopolskich) started as the 3rd Uhlan Regiment of Greater Poland but was renamed the 17th later as the Polish army got better organized. But the flags was used through the Polish-Soviet War.

The flag with the old regimental number. The four gray stripes are supposed to be  metal rings.

A ribbon in crimson was used.

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søndag den 1. juli 2012

2nd Light Cavalry Regiment (2 Pułk Szwoleżerów Rokitniańskich)

Formed by veterans from the Polish Legions in 1918 and received the official regimental name in late 1918. Rokitniańskich is in memory of the charge at Rokitna in 1915 by a squadron of Polish Light Cavalry.

A short summary of the regimental history from Wikipedia.

Part of the 7th Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division.

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lørdag den 30. juni 2012

1st Cavalry Division (Poland)

The 1st Cavalry Division was formed in 1919 and crushed the best Soviet cavalry formation, (The 1st Cavalry Army also known as Budyonny's Cavalry Army), at the Battle of Komarów, 1920.
 Hopefully I'll get around to making the flags for all the regiments.


Division Commander - Colonel Juliusz Rómmel

6th Cavalry Brigade - Colonel Konstantine Plisowski
 - 1st Uhlan Regiment
 - 12th Uhlan Regiment
 - 14th Uhlan Regiment

7th Cavalry Brigade - Colonel Henryk Berezowski
 - 2nd Light Cavalry
 - 8th Uhlan Regiment
 - 9th Uhlan Regiment

A description of the battle of Komarów can be found here.

tirsdag den 26. juni 2012

8th Uhlan Regiment (Poland)

The 8th Uhlan Regiment - Prince Josef Poniatowski  (8 Pułk Ułanów Księcia Józefa Poniatowskiego)

Another renowned cavalry regiment from the rebirth of Poland.

A Polish wikipedia page has a bit about the regiment history. They also took part in the greatest cavalry battle since 1813 - the Battle of Komarow. The regiment was part of the 7th Cavalry Brigade.

The banner is in two parts - the flag itself and a ribbon to go around the staff at the top.

Both were made by the female relatives of the men in the regiment. The colour is crimson and used in the modern day national flag of Poland. The banner was used during the fighting in Ukraine but sent home for safe keeping in late-1920.

The ribbon has the Poniatowski CoA and the words - matki żony córki. which means mothers wives daughters.

Download the flag for 25 mm.

Download the ribbon for 25 mm.