Shako Badge 1829-31


The colours of the 1829 metal badge can be seen in this photo taken at the regimental museum in Preston. The black 'hawk' with gilt embellishments on a silver circle in the middle of the gilt cross that has silver hobnails in each arm of the cross. The badge is linked to the gilt boss at the top of the shako by a silver chain loop.


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