Officer's Shako Badge 1844-55

The Albert shako introduced in 1844 was designed with Prince Albert's involvement. It was six and three quarter inches high with straight sides and a back peak as well as a front peak. The badge was simpler but still a mixture of gilt and silver. The points of the gilt star were inscribed with battle honours, from the one o'clock position: ORTHES, NIVELLE, PYRENEES, VITTORIA, SALAMANCA, FUENTES D'ONOR and TALAVERA. The Sphinx of EGYPT is in silver below the crown and the garter below it says 2nd WARWICKSHIRE. The gilt dome in the centre has a silver 24. The garter is surrounded by a gilt laurel wreath and two scrolls below it have PENINSULA and CAPE OF GOOD HOPE.

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