First Life Guards

Helmet and Breastplate, 1819

A display in the Household Cavalry Museum, Combermere Barracks in Windsor shows one of the first officer's breatplates. This item of dress was introduced later than the new helmet. At first there was a sunray plate in gilt on the front, but this pattern did not last more than a four or five years before the plain silver cuirass with gilt edges came in.

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by Stephen Luscombe