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Monday, 6 April 2009

James And His Amazing Technicolour Redcoat


Today marks the day when in 1812 British soldiers, including many from Nottingham captured the Spanish city of Badajoz. As no one had a suitable flag to hand, Lt James MacPherson ran his jacket up the flagpole instead. This deed is celebrated every year by the British army, even in Afghanistan.
I took this in the grounds of the castle. If it was a bit windier, I might have been able to take a better photo of it.