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Title Glengarry badge, 106th Bombay Light Infantry
Nationality British Empire
Period c 1861-81

This nicely struck badge was worn by the 106th Bombay Light Infantry between 1861 and 1881. In 1881, they became the 2nd Battalion Durham Light Infantry, which continued until 1948 when it was amalgamated with the 1st battalion. Formerly, pre 1861, they were the 2nd Bombay European Regiment.

The original lugs have been carefully removed and resoldered, using silver solder, at some point in the recent past to restore the badge. It appears to have had very little use, but it is unquestionably a period example and, in my opinion, the restoration does not detract in a major way from the value of the object.

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[Militaria : Badges : British Empire : 19th Century]


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