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Title Middlesex Regiment cap badge
Nationality British
Period c 1896-45

The battle honour Albuhera dates back to the Peninsula War, when the regiment performed famously on the ridge under Wellington's eagle eye. Their nickname was the Die-Hards and also the Steel Backs. The badge, introduced in 1896, was in use until 1966, when the regiment was merged with other Home County units.

This is of three-piece construction, the title being of die-struck white metal being brazed to a gilding metal frame on which are brazed the Ich Dien and the Prince of Wales feathers in white metal. This dates it as, in all probability, a pre-1945 piece, on account of the blow holes at the back of the badge and the brazing joins as opposed to electrical soldering (ie a yellow join for brazing, a pink one for electrical soldering).

It is a clean example with a little minor wear to the highlights.

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[Militaria : Badges : British : 20th Century]


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