Drum-Majors' Sashes

The Drum-major's sash for the Grenadier Guards retained the same basic design through from Victorian times to the present day. These three examples have, from the left, a Victorian crown, a King's crown, which was used for Edward VII, George V and George VI, and an Elizabeth II crown. The Victorian sash has the battle honour for Khartoum which was fought in 1898, but not the Boer War honours. So the date for that sash must be 1898-1901, The King's crown sash dates between the two world wars, having ten emblazoned honours for World War 1. The Queen Elizabeth sash has the honours for World War 2.

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