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Title Probyn's Horse officer's silver side cap badge
Nationality British Empire
Period 1921

This Birmingham silver hallmarked badge (3.5 cm tall) was the fruit of the amalgamation in 1921 of the 11th Lancers (Probyn's Horse) and 12th Cavalry. In 1922, the new regiment was renamed 5th King Edward's Own Probyn's Horse. The badge was in use until about 1946.

This splendid unit was raised during the Mutiny by Sir John Lawrence, Governor of Lucknow. It served throughout the Mutiny, then in China 1859/60, NW Frontier, Abyssinia 1867, 2nd Afghan War 1878/80, back to NWF in the 1890s and then in Mesopotamia and NWF during WW1. Undoubtedly, Sir Dighton Probyn VC was its most famous soldier, giving up command in 1866, becoming honorary colonel in 1904 until his death in 1924 at the age of 92!

It is die-struck silver and in good condition.

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


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D E, UK, 20.01.2017

The parcel has arrived. Fantastic bayonets!!! Thank you very much!

M G, Germany, 09.12.2005