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


A particularly large and bold pagri badge 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. The badge, unmarked but probably silver, measures 2¼ x 2 ins and takes the form of the Gibraltar Castle & Key.  symbolic of the late 18th century great siege there, with the title THE SUFFOLK REGT on a scroll beneath. It has the usual brooch fixing for a pagri badge. nov2/1

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