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Lance Pennon (Jordan)

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[Lance Pennon (Jordan)]
image by Željko Heimer

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On [Znamierowski 1999, p. 32, there is definition of a lance pennon, "A lance pennon is a small flag that is hoisted from the top of a lance" and an image of the Jordanian lance pennant. Is this an officially prescribed lance pennon of some ceremonial unit?
Željko Heimer, 15 Mar 2000

Lance Pennon 1944

[Lance Pennon 1944 (Jordan)]
image by Marcus Schmöger, 19 Nov 2006

Lance pennons were used by Jordanian cavalry units. The book "The Arab Legion" contains one b/w photo from 1944 showing one variant of the lance pennon used during a parade of the Household Cavalry Squadron.
Marcus Schmöger, 19 Nov 2006

Lance Pennon 1955

[Lance Pennon 1955 (Jordan)]
image by Marcus Schmöger, 19 Nov 2006

Another different pennon is on a colour plate showing a trooper (Household Cavalry Squadron) from 1955. I am not sure if this drawing is a good reproduction of the actual pennon, because

  • it shows a yellow seven-pointed star, not a white one;
  • the top and the bottom stripe are green, whereas I would rather expect the top stripe being black.

Source: Peter Young (1972) The Arab Legion. Men-at-arms Series. Reading (Osprey).
Marcus Schmöger, 19 Nov 2006