An Exceptionally Rare & Outstandingly Beautiful, Short Lived, Victorian Period Example of an Officer’s (Off’s) 1890 Pattern Forage Cap / Undress, Cap Badge to the: South Wales Borderers (SWB). In Bright Gilt & Silver Plate. Within Two Sprays of Laurel Leaves tied at the Bottom in a Bow & Surmounted by a Queen Victoria Crown (QVC). The Welsh Dragon (Facing Left as Observed from the Front) Passant / Walking on a Raised Ground (Note, No Curl in Tail). Backed in Black Velvet. Three Part Construction, Die Cast, Voided. Solid Backing Plate. 2 x Lugs E / W. c.1881 – 1902.
1859/60: 1st Admin Newport / 2nd Pontypool / 3rd Abergavenny, Monm RV’s
1880: Consolidated as: 1st / 2nd / 3rd Monm RVC.
1885: Redesignated: 2nd VB SWB / 3rd VB SWB / 4th VB SWB & 3rd Monm RVC.
1908: Became: TF: 1st Bn Monm Regt / 2nd Bn Monm Regt / 3rd Bn Monm Regt
1922: TA Reduced: 3rd Bn Monm Regt + Brecknockshire Bn of the SWB Formed: 3rd (Brecknockshire & Monm Regt.
Dimensions: 66 mm x 47 mm.
Imperfections: Slightly Wear to Black Velvet, See Pics.
Code: 51101Price: 385.00 GBP