The Royal Irish Regiment

Officers' Collar Badge

From 1881 until full dress was discontinued this silver badge was worn on the collar. The Dress Regulations describe it: 'In silver, an Escutcheon of the Arms of Nassau with a silver scroll below, inscribed Virtutis Namurcensis Praemium'. They did not have embroidered badges, this silver badge was worn throughout the period. The rampant lion on both collar badges faced inwards.

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