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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

Package arrived 12.30 today safe and sound. Honest piece as you described so all good.

C W, UK, 07.10.2014

Just received the sword today. Thank you very much, very happy with it. Excellent service.

S H, UK, 12.01.2011

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