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by Sergio Camero
This is the sencilla flag (Regimental Colour) belonging to a Battalion of the Regiment Sicilia the Brave (1728). This regiment was founded during the reign of Charles I (German Emperor Charles V) in 1534, with the name of Gran Tercio Viejo de Sicilia. In 1728 the flags were modified by the Royal Ordinance of 1728, which establishes that each battalion shall have three flags:
Sergio Camero, 18 October 2001
Editor's note: the arms of Sicily can be seen in the chief sinister (i.e. top right) quarter of the royal banner.