Sergeant's Arm Badge 1832

After the change of title in 1830 the 14th lost the Prussian Eagle, or Hawk, from their cap badges. The sergeant painted by Dubois Drahonet in 1832 shows a very early example of NCO's arm badge. It is an embroidered black eagle on a gilt oval. Unfortunately the artist chose to paint the badge at an awkward angle and we cannot see it properly. There is an embroidered crown over the badge. The sergeant's cap badge is indistinct in this enlarged scan of a reproduction but the crowned Maltese cross is clear.

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