An Exceptionally Scarce Light Company, 97th (Earl of Ulster’s) Regiment of Foot (later to become: The 2nd Battalion, The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment) Ordinary Ranks (OR’s) Albert Shako / Helmet Plate / Badge. Numerals 97 surmounted by a Stringed Bugle on a horizontally ribbed background, encircled by a wreath of Oak (Left) & Laurel (Right) Surmounted by a Queen Victoria Crown (QVC). Die Struck in Brass. Sevastopol Crimea Ukraine, Crimean Peninsula Excavated. c.1844 – 55.
1824: Formed: 97th (Earl of Ulster’s) Regiment of Foot.
1854 (20 Nov): Crimea: Landed Balaklava. Fought at the Siege of Sevastopol & the Battle of the Great Redan.
1881: Amalgamated: 2nd Battalion the Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment).
Imperfections: Deficient Lugs – Strengthening to Crown.
Code: 50120Price: 350.00 GBP