Officer's Glengarry Badge

The stringed bugle was the badge of Light Infantry regiments and rifle regiments of the British army, but the 13th earned the right to have the mural crown as part of the badge to signify their defence of Jellalabad in 1841/2. The Dress Regulations of 1883 and 1891 describe this as being the badge worn on the glengarry cap of officers of the 13th Somersetshire Light Infantry, and it was most likely worn earlier than this. The central silver badge is on black velvet and surrounded by a gilt garter and Victorian crown. The 1900 DR describes a new pattern badge, being a silver stringed bugle, mural crown and JELLALABAD scroll, but with Prince Albert's cypher (PA) instead of the Sphinx. This was the principal badge of the regiment and did not have the gilt garter and crown.

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