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Title Prince of Wales Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians) other ranks helmet plate, 1881 pattern, The
Nationality British
Period c 1881-1922

This regiment was an amalgamation of the 100th (the 1st Battalion) and the 109th (the 2nd battalion) Foot. Its origins are in 1761-95 as part of the British army; in 1795, they were disbanded and, from 1853-81, served as the HEIC (Hon. East India Co.) 3rd (Bombay European) Regiment, becoming in 1861 the 109th Bombay Infantry.

This is the helmet plate for Home Service; for foreign service, a glengarry badge was worn on a white helmet. The centre plate is a magnificent gilding metal example; the rest of the plate is rather grubby by comparison, but would clean nicely, if you were so minded, with a little ammonia and soap.

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[Militaria : Badges : British : 19th Century]


Safely received in post today, and pleased with the items.

Thank-you for easy transaction and prompt despatch.

P M, UK, 19.04.2012

Your package arrived safely and in perfect condition this morning - and it's brilliant - and I am very pleased with it.

J P, UK, 02.02.2008