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Old 08-10-14, 11:01 AM
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Hi all,

In this old photograph I recognise the Leicestershire Regiment band pouch badge as the bottom badge of the Tiger over Roman XVII. On the back of the card is written 3rd Cheshire Rifle Volunteers for I presume the badge at top left.

The 98 and 87 badges are certainly not glengarries to line regiments and they are likely to be other Rifle Volunteer or militia badges as the bugle-horn for the 98 appears as a common device for RV badges as does the stringed bugle-horn with 87.

Any thoughts on these units ? I have only "Britons To Arms" by Glenn Steppler to go by here outside of Kipling & King.

The "pirate" badge top right is a complete mystery to me ?

Guidance appreciated, cheers Dean.
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Old 08-10-14, 11:36 AM
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Hi Dean

Its not a pirate.... I think its a "Saracen's Head"?
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Old 08-10-14, 11:46 AM
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Sorry Griff I was being flippant ! You know what us Colonial's are like…doesn't ring a bell for me …cheers Dean
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Old 08-10-14, 03:57 PM
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Yes Dean it is the 3rd Cheshire Rifle Volunteers. HQ was at Altringham moving to Knutsford in 1864. There is another version which is the same, but has a rounded top to the 3 like so.
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The Tiger with the roman numerals XVII (17) probably relates to the 17th of Foot (LeicestershireRegt)
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Old 09-10-14, 10:47 AM
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Yes had that one tagged thanks Paul in first post as Leicesters badges are where I am more dangerous with a little knowledge ! Cheers Dean
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