- From Latin vexillatio, from vexillum. (Wiktionary)
“It's possible that some sort of military force remained at Chester after 400 and carried on calling itself the Legion, whether it was a vexillation left as a skeleton garrison when Maximus 'borrowed' the troops or a local militia or warlord.”
“For ages the Ninth Legion was supposed to have vanished in Scotland around 117 AD, which is the story in Eagle of the Ninth, though I gather it's now thought that at most they might have lost a vexillation and the legion itself went on later than 117.”
“Britain in the reign of Claudius, and contributed to its subjugation: the vexillation of this legion was in the army of”
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