Border Regiment Victorican Cap Badge

An original Border Regiment Victorian cap badge, die-stamped in white metal. The obverse of the cap badge depicts a five pointed star with a Maltese cross, with a laurel wreath behind. On the four arms the battle honours of the regiment are displayed, in the centre of the  the cross the circle is inscribed ARROYO DOS MOLINOS 1811, and within the circle, voided, a Chinese Dragon superscribed CHINA, backed with red fabric. Behind the cross is aa laurel wreath. Below the lower three points of the Star a scroll inscribed ‘THE BORDER REGIMENT’, surmounted by a Victorian crown. The reverse of the cap badge is complete with brass sliver, with no damage or repairs in good condition.



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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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