Other Ranks' Shako Badge 1858

The badge worn by the rank and file of the 14th Light Dragoons was of the pattern followed by other light dragoon regiments, being in the shape of the Maltese Cross. Sergeants and warrant officers had better quality badges than the lower ranks. This one is brass or gilt according to the rank of the wearer. The usual battle honours for the Peninsular War and the second Sikh War are around the rim but there is an addition that does not appear on many of the other known examples. The battle honour PERSIA is just above the central garter strap. This was granted to the regiment in 1858.

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