A small flag or streamer, as that carried by cavalry, which is broad at one end and nearly pointed at the other, or that used to direct the movements of a body of infantry, or to make signals at sea; also, the flag of a guild or fraternity. In the United States service, each company of cavalry has a guidon.
One who carries a flag.
The single banner carried by cavalry regiments, bearing a selection of their battle honours.
Another word for the pennant of a bachelor-knight.
1. In the U.S. military, a small swallowtail flag used by formations below the battalion level (company, battery, troop, platoon, detachment). It is a small flag carried at the front or right of a military unit to guide marchers. 2. Any small swallowtail.
A long flag similar in shape to the standard, showing the owner's badge or crest in the hoist and the motto or slogan lettered horizontally on the fly
A small pennant shaped flag used to identify a company of U.S. Dragoons
originally the flag that marched at the head and to the right of the first rank for the troops to guide on. Usually carried by a cavalry or artillery company and swallow-tailed in appearance. Carried by some infantry companies as flank markers.
The term applied to a type of flag carried by an artillery or cavalry company. Guidons were usually swallowtail in appearance, according to army regulations.
In the United States Army and Air Force, a guidon is a military standard that company-sized elements carry to signify their unit designation and corps affiliation. A basic guidon can be rectangular, but sometimes has a triangular portion removed as in the picture to the right.