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Title Gloucestershire Regiment cap badge, 1896 pattern
Nationality British
Period c 1896
Price £20.00

This commemorates the service of the Gloucestershire Regiment in Egypt in 1801, unique in the annals of the British Army, inasmuch as they are the only regiment to wear the back badge commemorating the moment when the rear file of the regiment was ordered to turn around and fire at the French who were attempting to take them from behind.

The presence of lugs on the reverse, rather than a brass slider, would suggest that this is a Victorian rathe than an Edwardian or later badge.

It is made of die-struck white metal, with copper lugs brazed to the reverse. Its condition is excellent, with some wear to the highlights and minor patination to the reverse.

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[Militaria : Badges : British : 19th Century]


I received the badge. It is a great item.

E C, Italy, 29.11.2009

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S A, UK, 05.01.2006