Officer's Cap Badge

The badge of the Grenade fired has been the symbol of the Grenadier Guards since 1815 when they were awarded the title of Grenadier Guards after their victorious fight against the Grenadiers of Napoleon's Imperial Guard at Waterloo. This example is the gold wire embroidered version worn by officers on the forage cap and side cap. Other ranks had a solid brass grenade badge.

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