Battle of Toulouse 1814. 'So impressed were those who saw
the fighting of the 61st at Toulouse that the Regiment was honoured
with a new nickname. From the great numbers of bodies left on
the field, in their scarlet uniform, they were called "The
Flowers of Toulouse" - a proud tribute to their gallantry.'
(Cap of Honour by D.S. Daniell)
This nickname was given to the 61st Foot in the Peninsular Campaign, as their coats had longer tails than other regiments, with silver decoration.