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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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Parcel arrived safe and secure two days ago. Thanks for quick dispatch and secure packaging. Hope to deal with you again soon.

S L, Australia, 20.11.2012

Just to let you know that the bayonet arrived safely this morning by Royal Mail. I am delighted with it and it will be put to very good use at some forthcoming events.

A F, UK, 23.05.2009

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