Helmet Badge c1818-1834

This page from P W Reynolds gives a clear picture of the design on the front of the crested helmet worn by the heavy cavalry from around 1818 to 1834. It was of gilt metal or brass and displayed the Hanoverian coat of arms. The hand-written notes on the right of the page read: 'Front plate of an actual black & gilt helmet in the possession of J.C.L.' the notes at the other end read: 'There is a helmet of this pattern of the same regt. in the Dublin Museum which differs from this specimen in not having the P.W. [Prince of Wales] Plume behind the Royal Arms (L.E.B. 1920)' The Roman style helmet photographed in the Helmet section of this site has the badge without the Prince of Wales feathers.

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