First Life Guards

Officer's Helmet

This is a modern example but is no different from the late 19th century Albert helmet worn by the Household Cavalry. If you compare it with the Other Ranks helmet, the finer quality is quite obvious, especially the enamelled centr to the garter star. The plume, these days is tied up with string near the top when not worn, to form an 'onion'.

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