Cap badge The Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own)

white metal, both lugs intact

€ 10,00
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The Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own) was an infantry rifle regiment of the British Army. Formed in January 1800 as the "Experimental Corps of Riflemen" to provide sharpshooters, scouts and skirmishers, they were soon renamed the "Rifle Corps". In January 1803 they became an established regular regiment and were titled the 95th Regiment of Foot (Rifles). In 1816, at the end of the Napoleonic Wars, they were again renamed, this time as the "Rifle Brigade".

The unit was distinguished by its use of green uniforms as standard in place of the traditional redcoat, as well as being armed with the first British-made rifle accepted by the British Army, in place of smooth-bore muskets — the first regular infantry corps in the British Army to be so.

After distinguished service in both the First and the Second World Wars, the regiment was amalgamated with the 1st Green Jackets (43rd and 52nd) and theKing's Royal Rifle Corps to form the Royal Green Jackets on 1 January 1966.

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