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Title Royal Engineers Home Service and Foreign Service helmet plate
Nationality British
Period c 1871-1902
Price £80.00

This is the OR's badge for both the blue cloth spiked helmet that was introduced into the British Army in 1871, as well as the white Foreign Service version, and then only underwent a change of crown in 1902 on the death of Queen Victoria, being worn with the dress uniform right up until 1914.

It was die stuck in gilding metal, the officer's version being gilt. It is just over 8.5cm high by nearly 8.5cm wide. The condition is excellent with little or no wear.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Militaria : Badges : British : 19th Century]


Thank you for your excellent service, I'm very pleased with both the items.

R L, UK, 26.02.2010

Found the item a little on the expensive side and a bit disappointed that you were unwilling to bend a bit on the price of the Officer's Tunic Eagle (half the fun of buying, after all, is the haggling), but impressed by the speed of delivery and the quality of the item. Was well worth it in the long run...

G F, UK, 30.08.2005