Shako Badge c1815

This brass badge has the battle honour PENINSULA at the base so must date after 6 April 1815 when the honour was given to the 14th Light Dragoons. A badge similar to this without the battle honour was worn by other ranks on the right side of the Tarleton helment. But by 1815 the shako had replaced the helmet and it is thought this badge was worn on the front. The regiment was titled Duchess of York's Own in 1798 and the badge of the eagle, or hawk, was used between that date and 1830 when they became the King's Light Dragoons.

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