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Cap Badge King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

Cap Badge King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

This entry is part 13 of 13 in the series Military Cap badges


The King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry cap badge is the smallest in the army, a brass horn with the Rose of York in the twist of the horn.

The cap badge shown here however is one from 1901 with the Victoria Crown and was worn on a pagri (turban)

To find out more about the long and illustrious history of the King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry visit the museum which is incorporated into Doncaster Museum
We offer a unique service for people with fascinating collections of intriguing objects, our site of military cap badges is one such collection that has been brought to us to curate and map but you can easily do the same for your own collection, click on Intriguing Family History to find out more.

Cap Badge Kings OwnYorkshire light infanry

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