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Old 30-03-23, 08:57 AM
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Does anyone here have, or have knowledge of, or even ever seen an RDR helmet plate?
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Alex
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Old 06-05-23, 12:21 PM
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Hi Alex,

The cap badge appears to be a loose crown above RDR. An artists impression of the helmet plate appears in Curson's book, but it is based on what they think it is and not on the actual badge.

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Old 07-05-23, 06:12 AM
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Thanks Andrew. Yes, just wondering if there is one out there somewhere...never heard of one in a collection but there must be one tucked away somewhere!
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Old 07-05-23, 01:21 PM
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I note in Tylden the RDR are noted as having worn a leather cap (shako?) - see pic. They seem to have been a tiny outfit, even by Natal Volunteers standards...
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Old 08-05-23, 05:46 AM
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Ya, formed in the very early days of the Natal colony, so there can't have been too many available men.
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