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Original British Early 19th Century Scots Guards Brass Cross Belt Plate

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Original item: One Only. Worn probably by a senior NCO or even a junior Officer, this Cross Belt Plate is of oval brass construction with a white metal or silver badge to center of a star burst around the Regimental Motto NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSIT (No one provokes me with impunity) in a circle with a sprig of Thistle to the center. This was originally the Royal Motto of the House of Stuart, Rulers of Scotland. Measures 2 1/2" wide by 3 1/4" tall, and is backed with later suede material and worn on the white cross belt in the center of the chest.

The Scots Guards were raised in 1642 by King Charles the First and still remain part of the Brigade of Guards for Queen Elizabeth 2nd. They served in the Peninsular War in Spain against Napoleon in 1808-1813. They fought at the great BATTLE OF WATERLOO in 1815, under the command of LIEUTENENT COLONEL JAMES MACDONNELL, where they garrisoned the farm at HOUGOUMONT on the right flank of the British and Allied army, that played such a key roll in the outcome of the battle.

A fine Scots Guards Cross belt badge, ready to display

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