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Title Rifle Brigade other ranks helmet plate, 1879 pattern
Nationality British
Period c 1879-90

This was the plate for the green cloth Home Service helmet, introduced after the last pattern shako, to be followed by the astrakhan busby. It has the traditional Crimean battle honours, all the Peninsula ones, together with the honour for Lucknow and Ashanti, which latter was granted in 1876.

This other ranks' version in a blackened bronze finish differs somewhat from the officer's which has polished highlights and a pierced guelphic crown.

Its condition is nice for its age, with a little rubbing to the highlights, and it has its original dark green velvet backing.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Militaria : Badges : British : 19th Century]


The package arrived savely today and the piece is absolutely marvellous.

It was a pleasure doing business with you and I'm looking forward to future aquisitions.

H W, Austria, 04.02.2016

Received it safely this morning and extremely happy with it!

S S, UK, 06.01.2010