Mr Nicholas Armitage
Regimental Ensign bears our Regimental Colours
This appointment is the highest honour that can be bestowed upon a member of Hammond's Regiment, and requires the recipient to have courage, loyalty and commitment to the Regiment.
This appointment is representative of an Ensign in Colonel Robert Hammond's Regiment of Foote of 1645, and is the direct appointment of the Commanding Officer.
There is no recognised rank for a Regimental Ensign who shall enjoy a Regimental Appointment for a period of not less than a full campaign season before a promotion might be considered. At his own discretion the Commanding Officer may from time to time promote the Ensign through the ranks of Corporal, Sergeant and ultimately commission them as Ensign.
The Regimental Ensign's duties will require his attendance at Parade and Battlefield Drills, to assist the divisional Officers who will offer advice to their blocks on drills, standards of equipment and presentation, working to Regimental Standards.
The Regimental Ensign will present himself on parade with a fine coat, not lacking in braid and of a fashionable cut in the regimental coat colour. In all other aspects of dress and presentation the ensign will be mindful of their position as bearing the honour of the regiment, and will dress accordingly as a gentleman. The Regimental Ensign is given the privilege of wearing an officer's sash over their shoulder, and they should expect to bear a sword and side arms befitting their rank in parade order.
The Regimental Ensign will act in the capacity of Master of Ceremonies at Regimental Functions, supported by Company Ensigns (where appointed) and the Pioneer Company to the satisfaction of the Commanding Officer. The Regimental Ensign will also command the Drums and Colours as a division in Parade and Battle Order.
Nicholas with the regimental colours at Fort Nelson, Hampshire as part of our display for the 2012 Royal Armouries Military Tattoo