Border / 34th Regiment Order of the Bath badge elements (forum archive)
|Posted by plbramham » Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:17 am|
|Obviously the Border Regt. badge incorporates elements of one of its predecessors, the 34th Regiment of Foot badge, but has anyone noticed that this includes the 34th’s use of the Grand Cross of The Order of the Bath (Military), it's wreath and four lions passant between the arms of the cross? I do seem to remember reading somewhere in the past that the 34th incorporated these components from the Order, but I cannot remember the date or reason why – anyone know?
I believe the middle picture may be some sort of early 34th badge as it has the design of the Order, but bears the 34th Regt.'s Peninsular War battle honours. It also has the Order’s three Hanover crowns in the centre where the “34” may (later?) have appeared. It does not have the lions.
The bottom picture is the 1874-81 other ranks shako badge, clearly showing the cross, wreath and lions.
Any ideas/comments anyone?
|Posted by plbramham » Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:01 pm|
|I’ve had a reply identifying the centre mystery badge via “Medal News” magazine from Philip Haythornthwaite who writes: