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According to regimental tradition Queen Anne awarded the figure of Britannia to the Regiment for gallantry displayed at the Battle of Almanza in 1707. However, there is no documentary evidence for the award until 1799 when the Colonel of the 9th Foot received the following;

Horse Guards

30th July 1799

Sir, I have received His Royal Highness the Commander in Chief's directions to signify to you that His Majesty has been pleased to confirm to the ninth Regiment of Foot the distinction and privilege of bearing the figure "Britannia" as the badge of the Regiment.

I have, etc

(Signed) H Calvert

  Adjutant General )

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