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Title 18th (The Royal Irish) Regiment of Foot glengarry badge
Nationality British
Period c 1874-81
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This is the oldest Irish infantry regiment. The arms of Nassau (the lion on the top) were conferred, along with the motto 'Virtutis Namurcensis Premium', by King William III as a reward for their gallantry in the siege and assault of Namur in 1695. Egypt and the Sphinx were conferred as a battle honour in 1802.

It was raised as the Royal Regiment of Ireland in 1695 and served until 1751, when it became the 18th (The Royal Irish) Regiment of Foot. It was disbanded in 1922 on the partition of Ireland.

This is a die-struck brass badge, with its original lugs. There is some distortion to the face of the plate, which is not easily visible, but this does not really affect the general look of the piece and could be corrected with a little gentle heating in boiling water.

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[Militaria : Badges : British : 19th Century]

testimonials

Just to let you know that the bayonet arrived safely this morning by Royal Mail. I am delighted with it and it will be put to very good use at some forthcoming events.

A F, UK, 23.05.2009

Yes, arrived safe and sound, very nice, and very interesting. Have a couple of friends in the States slavering over the pictures, one of them loves searching old lists, etc. If I can tie it down more definitely will let you know.

N R, UK, 19.10.2005

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