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Title Roscommon Militia glengarry badge
Nationality British
Period c 1870-81
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In 1881, the RM became the 5th Battalion, the Connaught Rangers. This fairly rare badge is in white metal and has suffered somewhat in the past, both lugs having been replaced. The burn marks from the silver soldering repair of the lugs only really shows on the reverse.

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]

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The documents were absolutely perfect - more than I expected.

C T, UK, 21.02.2012

Bayonet arrived safe + sound this AM Sat. Special delivery excellent again. Worth the few extra bob. To be honest it was better than I dared hope. I usually avoid polished bits like the plague!! Your price was a bit fierce!! - but a great marking I lacked... Please email me anytime you have anything that might be of interest.

C W, UK, 09.09.2006

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