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Custom US Army Cavalry Guidon

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$250.00
Quick Overview
20 x 27" Custom US Army Cavalry Guidon - Customize with Unit, Regiments, Squadrons or Named TOE Companies. A guidon is a swallow-tailed unit marker, with the dimensions measuring 20 inches (hoist) by 27 inches (fly), the swallow-tail end is forked l0 inches. Made of 200 denier nylon with up to 14 double sided letters. Fringe is not used on guidons. Letters and numerals will read from left to right on each side of the guidon. The letters and numbers on guidons are 3 1/2 inches high unless otherwise indicated. When a Shoulder Sleeve Insignia (SSI) is authorized for use on the guidon, the design will appear proper on both sides.

Custom Cavalry and military guidons are made in accordance with military regulations. All military guidons are furnished with hem for flagpole and tabs. Lettering and insignia are appliquéd if artwork permits. Prices below include single side reverse emblem and double sided lettering panels.

Standard productions time is 2-3 weeks as all guidons are custom made to order. Rush production may be available, please specify deadline.

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Product Description

Since the early days of warfare, flags, standards and guidons have served as talismans of unit identity. The flag was symbolic. It helped units develop a sense of pride and Eprit de Corps, as well as serving the more practical purpose of providing a rally point for soldiers during the heat of battle.


The word Guidon traces its origin back to the Italian "guidone" meaning 'guide' or 'marker'. The guidon was often endorsed by the religious practice of blessing a banner before it was carried into combat.  The Roman legions were said to have fought fiercely to protect their guidons, and the loss of a guidon was considered a disgrace.


Traditionally, the carrying of a Guidon, Color, or Standard remained the exclusive privilege of those who fought face to face with the enemy, namely the Cavalry and the Infantry. Originally they were battle flags, carried by the headquarters staff to show the position of the King, Lord, General or unit commander. For that reason they were always cut with a swallow tail design so that they would flutter better in the breeze, which actually made it easier for Troopers to recognize. It is a tradition that has been followed by many countries with mounted units.


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