The Royal Irish Regiment


Officer's Grenadier Cap 1712


This early example of a grenadier cap proves that the Royal Irish Regiment retained the same badge for more than 200 years. The front of the cap is all blue with gold and yellow embroidery. The cushions of the crown are in red and the pearls on the top of the crown are white or silver. The harp has the Maid of Erin but without the wings. The back of the cap was mostly red with a blue base embroidered with a flaming grenade device surrounded by more shamrocks.


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by Stephen Luscombe