Royal Warwickshire Regiment Cap Badge

Original WW1/WW2 Royal Warwickshire Regiment cap badge, made from bi-metal in good condition complete with slider.

Product ID: 959

£12.00

1 in stock

Description

Royal Warwickshire Regiment Cap Badge

The regimental cap badge of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment depicts an antelope, with a coronet round its neck and a chain attached, cast, standing on a torse (heraldic crest-wreath), with an ornate curved scroll below with the inscription ‘Royal Warwickshire’.

Brief History

The Royal Warwickshire Regiment, previously titled the 6th Regiment of Foot, was a line infantry regiment of the British Army in continuous existence for 283 years. The regiment saw service in many conflicts and wars, including the Second Boer War and both the First and Second World Wars. On 1 May 1963, the regiment was re-titled, for the final time, as the Royal Warwickshire Fusiliers and became part of the Fusilier Brigade.

In 1968, by now reduced to a single Regular battalion, the regiment was amalgamated with the other regiments in the Fusilier Brigade – the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers, the Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) and the Lancashire Fusiliers – into a new large infantry regiment, to be known as the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, becoming the 2nd Battalion of the new regiment.