East Lancashire Regiment Military Cap Badge from 1881-1958
The East Lancashire Regiment was an infantry regiment of the British Army from 1881 – 1958 , now amalgamated as part of the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment.
- The cap badge has a sphinx resting on a tablet was awarded to the 30th foot in 1802 to mark it’s participation in repelling the French invasion of Egypt. See Wars and Conflicts
- The red rose of Lancaster is included, the whole being enclosed by a laurel wreath.
- The East Lancashire Regiment included the 11th Battalion the ‘Accrington Pals’, who are probably one of the best known of the ‘pals’ battalions encouraged into fighting for their country by Lord Kitchener.
To explore more of the Lancashire Regiment’s history visit the Regimental here museum website.
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