badge, unit, breast badge, British, Royal Green Jackets, soldiers
Box 75: Mounting card captioned “The Royal Green Jackets (Soldiers)” on which 10 items, two of which are a pair, (11029-11037). Reverse has a green sealing wax seal on which MINISTRY OF DEFENCE / PATTERN ROOM, with across the centre, ARMY / OFFICERS.
Large silver anodized aluminium breast badge for soldiers of the Royal Green Jackets, being a St. Edward's (Queen's) crown on a tablet embossed PENINSULA, the tablet linking the tips of a voided laurel wreath enclosing a Maltese Cross on each of the four arms of which four battle honours, in the centre of the cross a circlet embossed THE ROYAL GREEN JACKETS, in the centre of the circlet a strung bugle horn, below the lower arm of the cross and resting on the wreath binding a Naval Crown above which a label on which embossed COPENHAGEN above 2ND APRIL 1801 below. Captioned: “Breast Badge”. Four screw pillars to reverse, each with a square nut with finger grips.
The battle honours carried on the Maltese Cross are, top arm: VITTORIA, WATERLOO, INKERMAN, DELHI; right arm: AFGHANISTAN, NONNEBOSSCHEN, LADYSMITH, YPRES; lower arm: SOMME, CALAIS, EL ALAMEIN, PEGASUS BRIDGE; left arm: SALAMANCA, BADAJOS, CORUNNA, QUEBEC.