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Title 18th (The Royal Irish) Regiment of Foot officer's 1881 pattern Home Service helmet plate
Nationality British
Period c 1881-1922
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This is the oldest Irish infantry regiment. It was raised as the Royal Regiment of Ireland in 1695 and served until 1751, when it became the 18th (The Royal Irish) Regiment of Foot. It was disbanded in 1922 on the partition of Ireland. The Home Service helmet was worn on service at home; when they went overseas, they wore the white tropical helmet.

This badge is a slightly scruffy example, the gilding being worn on the highlights and the securing pins on the back are missing. Otherwise, it is a reasonable example with all its star points intact.

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


[Militaria : Badges : British : 19th Century]

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I have in the last six months inherited my late father Alan Swain's police memorabilia collection along with much paperwork receipts etc. I would like to pass on to you my thanks for such good dealership with my father going back to the late 80s and well into the 1990s.

Laurence Swain, UK, 20.08.2016

Yes, arrived safe and sound, very nice, and very interesting. Have a couple of friends in the States slavering over the pictures, one of them loves searching old lists, etc. If I can tie it down more definitely will let you know.

N R, UK, 19.10.2005

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