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Old 23-05-22, 09:06 AM
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Default Fist post Glamorgan rifle volunteers

After sixth months finally received photos with the help of the national museum of wales enjoy

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Old 23-05-22, 11:18 AM
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Hello greenshoots, welcome to the Forum. Your account is active and open for posts.
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Old 23-05-22, 12:12 PM
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That's a corker of a helmet plate especially with the pair of bando sticks behind the number.

You should also ask the museum for an image of the belt buckle to go with the uniform.

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Old 23-05-22, 12:23 PM
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Afraid that’s all they had and a pair of trousers which I have just added, was donated in the 1930’s and been hidden ever since

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Old 23-05-22, 01:50 PM
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Afternoon Greenshoots.

St Fagan's has the belt buckle, came into their possession in the 1950's.

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Thanks for the info visit to st fagans on the cards

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Old 24-05-22, 12:40 PM
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I had that helmet out of its storage box about 10 years ago. It's in remarkably good condition. Fontagarry has the other ranks badge, in relic condition. If memory serves me right it was dug up in Margam Park.
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Old 24-05-22, 03:02 PM
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That is a beautiful plate, I love the yellow gilt of those Victorian badges, and the yellow brass of the OR's.
What pattern Shako is it please, I'm assuming it's a Shako?
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Old 25-05-22, 06:42 AM
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The shako is missing it’s Pom Pom what colour do you think it would have been, I’m considering getting the uniform copied, would look good done the range when I’m shooting my 3 band Enfield

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Old 25-05-22, 10:10 AM
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That is a beautiful plate, I love the yellow gilt of those Victorian badges, and the yellow brass of the OR's.
What pattern Shako is it please, I'm assuming it's a Shako?
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It is a Shako and this is the actual item. It is held in the Regimental Museum at Brecon. I'll check on the pattern later and see if I have any info on the colour of the ball tuft, if one was worn.
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Old 25-05-22, 10:18 AM
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It is a Shako and this is the actual item. It is held in the Regimental Museum at Brecon. I'll check on the pattern later and see if I have any info on the colour of the ball tuft, if one was worn.
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Old 25-05-22, 10:23 AM
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1844 pattern is the closest in the MHS Shako book, that I can see anyway.
A lovely item.
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Old 25-05-22, 01:29 PM
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I have a sneaky suspection it might be a french pattern shako any idea of field kit being a rifle company would it be black.

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It's an 1855-61 pattern shako, so yes aka the French pattern shako.
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It's an 1855-61 pattern shako, so yes aka the French pattern shako.
Brilliant
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