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Title Durham Light Infantry Home Service pattern helmet plate
Nationality British
Period c 1881-1901
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The Durham Light Infantry had a great tradition of imperial service, having been raised originally as the 68th Foot, with extensive service in the Peninsula, the Crimea, India and New Zealand.

This is the 1881 pattern helmet plate for the 1871 model blue cloth officer's helmet; the earlier design of plate had only the regimental number. The plate was modified in 1881 and after that the regimental title was used in full after a short period where a shortened version of the title was in use. The final example of this plate had a king's crown (for Edward VII).

The star has most of its original gilding, with a little wear and tear to the points. The gilding on the garter, the laurel wreath and crown has largely gone and the black velvet centre is somewhat threadbare. However, the piece is undoubtedly original. There is a small break between the garter and the laurel wreath at 10 o'clock and the pins on the reverse have been replaced, a fairly common occurrence.

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[Militaria : Badges : British : 19th Century]

testimonials

Hallo, Mr. Seidler, my buckle comes today in very nice condition

I am delight for next time

T V, Czech Republic, 14.08.2012

Just to let you know the gun came this morning. Just as described. Lovely little piece. Would just like to thank you for all the help.

C C, UK, 23.12.2009

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