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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]

testimonials

Just to let you know the badge arrived safely. Thank you very much. I'm very pleased with it.

R L, UK, 22.04.2009

Just a short note to let you know that I have collected the Police fur cap this morning from the Post Office. I am really happy with it, and for sure I will give a thumbs-up to your service. This was the first item I ever bought from you, and I hope it will not be the last.

I G, Malta, 03.10.2005

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