1st Volunteer Battalion Border Regiment Officer’s Victorian Helmet Plate

An scarce original 1st Volunteer Battalion Border Regiment Officer’s Victorian helmet plate circa 1837 – 1901, die stamped construction in white metal, with voided centre with red felt backing. The reverse is complete with three brass lugs, with no damage or repairs in good condition.


Product ID: 12232


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Border Regiment Cap Badge

The Border Regiment cap badge is in the form of an eight-pointed star overlaid by a Maltese cross. The topmost point of the star is displaced by an on the four arms of which are displayed the battle honours of the Regiment.  In the centre of the cross is a circle inscribed ARROYO DOS MOLINOS 1811, China along with a Chinese Dragon.  Behind the cross a laurel wreath.  Below the lower three points of the star a scroll inscribed THE BORDER REGIMENT.

The Border Regiment was a line infantry regiment of the British Army, which was formed in 1881 under the Childers Reforms by the amalgamation of the 34th (Cumberland) Regiment of Foot and the 55th (Westmorland) Regiment of Foot.

After service in the Second Boer War, followed by both World War I and World War II, the regiment was amalgamated with the King’s Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) into the King’s Own Royal Border Regiment in 1959, which was later merged with the King’s Regiment (Liverpool and Manchester) and the Queen’s Lancashire Regiment to form the present Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment (King’s, Lancashire and Border), which continues the lineage of the Border Regiment.

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