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Title Connaught Rangers KC cap badge, 1896 pattern
Nationality British
Period c 1914

The Connaught Rangers served with great distinction as the 88th Foot in the Peninsula War in Spain and Portugal and are, arguably, next to the Dublin Fusiliers, one of the more distinguished of the old pre-partition Irish regiments.

This is a die-struck example in gilding metal with a replacement pin at the reverse (the slider having broken, presumably). Increasingly, a hard badge to find in perfect condition, hence its inclusion here.

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

[Militaria : Badges : British : 20th Century]


Received it in the post this morning, a very nice surprise.

M S, UK, 28.01.2012

Having received the beautiful medal that has been the subject of many recent phone calls, I am absolutely delighted with it. More importantly, the research you provided into the military backgrounds of all those involved made it all the more poignant. Thank you for your highly professional and friendly help and advice throughout the transaction.

Edward Hudson, UK, 10.02.2011