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Title West Meath Rifles glengarry badge
Nationality British
Period c 1870-81
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In 1881, the WMR became the 9th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (the Prince Consort's Own), again dating this to before that. This badge would originally have been blackened, but the finish has now been polished off. One lug is missing from the reverse, but is otherwise in excellent shape.

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]

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Buttons received thanks Chris. Again, very happy. No doubt you'll be hearing from me again soon.

D R, UK, 15.01.2011

...the sword arrived safely today... My son, who shares my interest in antique edged weapons and for whom I bought the sword, is delighted.

G A, France, 24.01.2007

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