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Title Armagh Light Infantry glengarry badge
Nationality British
Period c 1870-81
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In 1881, the ALI became 3rd Battalion, Princess Victoria's (Royal Irish Fusiliers). There were three versions of this badge, of which this simple one is the most common. One had the number 75th and the other the title Armagh Light Infantry incorporated into them.

There is what appears to be a small hole in the crown of this white metal badge, possibly the result of a die defect or just general wear and tear over the years.

These badges replaced the county militia titles worn formerly on the Pork Pie hat of the post-Crimea period. The glengarry cap, which replacecd the Pork Pie hat, looks like an American overseas cap, but with the addition of two silk tails at the rear and a pom pom on the top.

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[Militaria : Badges : British : 19th Century]

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