Original British Victorian South Wales Borderers Glengarry Side Cap - Circa 1885
Original Item: One Only. Up until 1881 this famous regiment was known as the 24th of foot, which is remembered for it's magnificent stand against 4,000 Zulu warriors at Rorke's Drift in 1879, the theme of the Michael Caine Movie "ZULU".
In the 1881 Childer's Reforms the Regiment was retitled "THE SOUTH WALES BORDERERS" but the regiment will always be remembered as the 24th of Foot.
In lovely original condition this Victorian era Glengarry Cap is in splendid condition and retains it's full lining and ribbon tail. The Cap Badge displays the "Welsh Dragon" surrounded by Laurel leaf wreath in silver on a velvet ground surrounded by a gilt brass band bearing the motto:- "HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE" (Evil to him who evil thinks). Motto surmounted by a Queen's Crown for Queen Victoria (Reigned 1837-1901).
Already well over 130 year old. Ready to Display.
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