Drawing of Badge 1829-31

For most of the 1820s the 14th LD had an embroidered shako badge but in 1829 there were changes to the uniform and that included a metal badge, introducing the shape of the Maltese cross which has remained the symbol of Light Dragoons to this day. The Prussian Eagle was the centre piece of the design but replaced 2 years later by the Royal Crest when the regiment was titled the King's Light Dragoons. The battle honours for the Peninsula War were mostly granted in February 1820 but DOURO came later on 22 July 1837.

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