The Gordons

Regimental Cap Badge

The head of a stag on a ducal crown and wreath of ivy, which was the crest of George Gordon, 5th Duke of Gordon, the Marquis of Huntly. The badge is distinctive because the head of the stag is 3 dimensional. When viewed from the side the nose of the stag, and the antlers protrude from the badge. This silver officer's badge has the horns bent down but most examples show the horns erect. The gaelic motto BYDAND is the only wording on the badge. This badge was worn after 1881 on the feather bonnets, white helmets and the glengarry caps.

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