badge, unit, breast badge, British, Royal Green Jackets, officers
Box 75: Mounting card captioned “The Royal Green Jackets Officers” on which 11 items, two of which are a pair (11038-11047). Bottom left captioned “54/Inf/9062” and bottom right (Box 92”. Reverse has eight green sealing wax deposits, on three of which are partial impressions of the seal on which MINISTRY OF DEFENCE / PATTERN ROOM, with across the centre, ARMY / OFFICERS.
Large nickel silver breast badge for officers 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 laurel wreath with a polished backing 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.
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.