Officer's Gorget 1808

Gorgets were worn by officers as a sign that they were on duty, but not worn on campaign. They were a remnant of the armour worn up to the 17th century. Regiments all had a different pattern up until 1796 when the universal pattern was ordered for all officers. But the Guards continued with their own designs until c1830 when they were discontinued. The Scots Guards had a gilt gorget with engraved Royal arms and further engraving on the extremities which included 3rd on one side and Gds on the other.

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