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BADGES - 28th Regiment


The General Pattern badge worn on the shako in 1800 consisted of the GR cypher (Georgius Rex), surrounded by a garter, flags and trophies. Regiments awarded special badges could place them in the centre instead of the Royal Cypher.

The General pattern badge of 1814:

The Back Badge on the 'Stove Pipe' Shako:

The Regency Shako was worn from 1816 to 1829 and the badges became more elaborate and specific the individual regiments:

The 28th's Officers Badge bears the Battle Honours, Waterloo, Egypt, Peninsula and Barrosa.

Regency Shako Back Badge

The Albert Shako (1844 to 1855) badge:

The Battle Honours are Barrosa, Pyrenees, Waterloo, Corunna, Albuhera, Vittoria, Peninsula, Nivelle, Nive, Orthes.

The Quilted Shako (1861 to 1869) badge:

The Last Shako (1869 to 1878) badge:

The Cloth Helmet (1878 to 1881) badge:

In 1874 an undress cap was introduced called the Glengarry. It was worn until 1895:

 

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. ...........................28th North Gloucestershire Regiment Badge. ................................... .. Glengarry Back Badge

 


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