Hampshire Regiment Cap Badge

WW1/WW2 Hampshire Regiment manufactured in bi-metal in good condition, complete with slider.

Product ID: 908

£15.00

1 in stock

Description

Hampshire Regiment Cap Badge

The Hampshire Regiment cap badge depicts the Hampshire Rose and surmounted by a tiger, surrounded by a laurel wreath with scroll below with the inscription “Hampshire”.

Brief History

The Hampshire Regiment was a line infantry regiment of the British Army, created as part of the Childers Reforms in 1881 by the amalgamation of the 37th (North Hampshire) Regiment of Foot and the 67th (South Hampshire) Regiment of Foot.[1][3] The regiment existed continuously for 111 years and served in the Second Boer War, World War I and World War II. In 1946, due to distinguished service in World War II, the regiment was retitled as the Royal Hampshire Regiment.

On 9 September 1992, after over 111 years of service, the Royal Hampshire Regiment was amalgamated with the Queen’s Regiment to form a new large regiment, the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment, which continues the traditions of the Royal Hampshires.