badge, headdress, British, Royal Green Jackets, officers
Box 75: Mounting card captioned “1st Bn The Royal Green Jackets (43rd & 52nd) Officers” on which 12 items, two of which are a pair (11048-11058). Bottom left is captioned “54/Inf/9062” and bottom right “Box 93”. Reverse with four green sealing wax deposits, all bearing partial impressions of the oval seal on which MINISTRY OF DEFENCE / PATTERN ROOM, with across the centre, ARMY / OFFICERS.
Nickel silver headdress 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 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: “Cap Badge”. Two loops 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.