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Title 6th Duke of Connaught's Own Lancers officer's helmet badge
Nationality British Empire
Period c 1922-47

This badge (nearly 6 cm tall), stamped 'Firmin London' on the reverse, would have been worn on the officers' white pith helmet. The 6th DCO Lancers were formed from an amalgamation of the 13th and 16th Lancers in 1922.

The parent unit was the Rohilkand Horse, which was raised in the autumn of 1857 and served valiantly in the Mutiny. Together with successor regiments, it subsequently served all over the Empire, Afghanistan, the NWF and China in 1900. They served as part of Townshend's cavalry in the Kut campaign against the Turks in 1915 until sent back to India, only 25 men returning. Watson's Horse was an alternative name, the 6th being a 1921 amalgamation of the 13th DCO Lancers and the 16th Cavalry.

This is a die-struck white metal badge and is in good condition.

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

[Militaria : Badges : British Empire : 20th Century]


Thanks very much for the bayonet. I am very happy, I think your photos of your items are great because nothing is hidden and you can clearly see them. (Unlike some other dealers.) Everything was as you describe, I will be keeping a eye on your site for any further bayonets for my collection.

S W, UK, 10.01.2013

Hi Chris, just to let you know it arrived safely and I am very happy with it, also the condition. I have been looking for a while for that particular style and maker.. Thanks again for everything and I shall now be keeping an eye on your web page.

C A, UK, 28.09.2010