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Title Roscommon Militia glengarry badge
Nationality British
Period c 1870-81
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In 1881, the RM became the 5th Battalion, the Connaught Rangers. This fairly rare badge is in white metal and has suffered somewhat in the past, both lugs having been replaced. The burn marks from the silver soldering repair of the lugs only really shows on the reverse.

These badges replaced the county militia titles worn formerly on the Pork Pie hat of the post-Crimea period. The glengarry cap, which replacecd the Pork Pie hat, looks like an American overseas cap, but with the addition of two silk tails at the rear and a pom pom on the top.

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[Militaria : Badges : British : 19th Century]

testimonials

I recieved the medal today and I am very pleased with the quality. It is in excellent condition, both the medal and the ribbon, for an original.

M T, UK, 30.11.2006

Just to tell you that the bayo arrived today and I'm very pleased with it.

C A, Netherlands, 06.11.2006

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