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Old 16-03-21, 11:29 AM
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Default Victorian Harps.

Has anyone got an idea as to how many VC badges or Glengarrys featured the Irish Harp?
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No one? Have I been shunned?
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I would suppose trying to number the various badges with harps from that period to be laborious undertaking!

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Do you mean just OR cap and glengarries? Or would this be inclusive of collar badges, officers badges, helmet plates, Irish militia badges etc.?

Also re Irish harp do you mean any harp or specifically the harp of Erin with the lady on it?
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Do you mean just OR cap and glengarries? Or would this be inclusive of collar badges, officers badges, helmet plates, Irish militia badges etc.?

Also re Irish harp do you mean any harp or specifically the harp of Erin with the lady on it?
Ah.. it seems it's a more complex question than I thought when I asked. I fondly thought that there were only a few regiments and one harp. I'll have to do more research myself rather than pick people's brains. It'll fill the time in. Thanks for the replies.
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Old 22-03-21, 12:40 PM
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Even the Leicestershire Regiment have an officers forage cap badge featuring a harp. I believe itís related to an honour bestowed on the Leicester Militia, an antecedent, for meritorious service during the Irish Rebellion of 1798.
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There are two that I know of:-

The Harp of Erin as worn by the Royal Irish Rifles and the Royal Irish Fusiliers (and 8th Bn KLR !)

The Harp of Brian Boru as worn by the Royal Irish Regiment and the Connaught Rangers
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Here is a start for the Glengarry

Regular Corps
86th Rgt
88th Rgt
Royal Irish Rgt post 1881
Connaught Rangers post 1881
Royal Irish Rifles

Militia Corps
Kerry
North Tipperary
Galway
Leitrim (minor Element)
Roscommon
Dublin County
Wexford
Monaghan
North Down (minor element)
South Down
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Old 23-03-21, 03:17 AM
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Others that come to mind (some mentioned already)

Field Service Cap Badges featuring a QVC Harp Design

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The Royal Irish Regiment
The Connaught Rangers
The Royal Irish Rifles


5th (Irish) Volunteer Battalion, The Kings (Liverpool) Regiment
16th Middlesex Rifle Volunteers (from 1908, 18th (County of London) Battalion, the London Regiment (London Irish Rifles)). Worn on the Kilmarnock I believe.
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Many thanks for the replies. Now it's down to sourcing said badges, some of which I have.
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