Original British Duke of Lancaster’s Own Yeomanry Trooper Helmet- Circa 1885
Original Item: Only One Available. This is a very scarce totally original British cavalry helmet. The regiment dates back to 1798 to The Bolton light horse and became known as the Lancashire Corp of Yeomanry Cavalry in 1828. In 1834 it became, under King William IV, the Duke of Lancaster's Corp of Yeomanry cavalry when The Duke of Lancaster became it's Colonel-in-Chief.
By the second half of the 19th century the regiment became known as The Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry Cavalry. In 1877 this dragoon style helmet was adopted but the shell was black.
After a few years the shell adopted a silver finish that lasted fewer than ten years and then reverted to black again. This helmet was used as a regular other ranks parade issue until 1914.
Later in 1956 the regiment became known as the Royal Tank Regiment up until disbandment in 1992.
This lovely bright-silvered helmet dates from a short period in the 1880s when Queen Victoria was on the British Throne. Offered in lovely condition the helmet comes with the original liner, chin scales and horsehair plume together with full regimental cypher to the helmet plate that is gilded as are the mounts making this a very collectible magnificent scarce British cavalry helmet!
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