Like all regiments the 9th Foot carried
flags called Colours, so called because of the diverse colours
chosen for different regiments. Colours were a rallying
point for soldiers and to show the regiment's position to
the generals directing a battle. They became important regimental
symbols and were fiercely defended.
On display in the museum are the Saratoga
Colours, so called because they were rescued from capture
by the Americans at the Battle of Saratoga in 1777.