Suffolk Regiment – an officer’s pagri badge, as worn in India late 19th century


A pagri badge of The Suffolk Regiment which would have been worn by an officer in the late 19th century, probably in the 1870/80s when the regiment was heavily involved in the 2nd Afghan War and later service on the North West Frontier. This badge, which came from the same family as the other Suffolk badge listed as nov2/1, has the Gibraltar Castle & Key.  symbolic of the late 18th century great siege there, pierced in the centre with the motto  MONTIS INSIGNIA CALPE around it, within an oak wreath. Unfortunately the crown which should be above this is missing It has the usual brooch fixing for a pagri badge although the pin is lacking. The current overall size is 2¼ x 2¼ ins. nov2/2

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