Officer's Shako Badge 1869-78


The gilt badge worn on the 1869 shako was, like the previous two patterns, very plain, having no Sphinx or Chinese Dragon. The shako was replaced by the blue cloth-covered helmet in 1878, which lasted until 1881 when the regiment was converted to a rifle regiment. They continued with the helmet, albeit green covered, then reverted to the shako in 1892.


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