Looks more like a powder horn to me.
Am I alone in thinking this?
Am I alone in thinking this?
There you go,slightly more detailed than mine though...Tiddle said:The following is from lightinfantry.org:
The distinction of wearing a red backing to the cap badge was originally awarded as a result of the participation of the Light Company of the 46th Foot (later to become the 2nd Bn DCLI) in an attack on the Americans during the American War of Independence. On the night of 20th September 1777 the Light Companies attacked a detachment of 1,500 Americans lying in the forest at Paoli, inflicting 300 casualties, and capturing 100 at a cost of three killed. As a result of this action the Americans vowed vengeance, declaring they would give no quarter. The Light Companies in their turn sent word that they would stain the feathers in their caps red, so that others not involved would not suffer. After the war the Light Company of the 46th continued to wear red feathers and eventually permission was obtained for the whole of the Regiment to wear this distinction. With the abolition of the shako, the red feathers were represented by a piece of red cloth worn behind the cap badge. This distinction was confirmed for all battalions of the DCLI after the 1881 amalgamations, when the 32nd (Cornwall) Light Infantry and the 46th (South Devonshire) Regiment were linked to become the 1st and 2nd Battalions DCLI. However, the red feathers continued to be worn in tropical dress up to the abolition of the pith helmet during the Second World War. On the amalgamation of The Somerset Light Infantry and The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry in 1959, the distinction was preserved in the form of red backing to the SCLI collar badge. This, though historically incorrect, had to be accepted because Dress Regulations forbade the wearing of coloured backing to the brigade cap badge unless it was worn by all members of the brigade. The brigade cap badge was adopted in 1959.
The "golden thread" idea was that each of the founding regiments got to choose one 2golden thread" which would be incorporated into the new dress. They chose;As the red badge backing can be traced back along two of their golden threads it is surprising that the Rifles did not adopt it.
It is the horn of a Bugle - which was a sort of large wild bull, similar to an Aurochs, found in the Spanish peninsular but now extinct. Hunting horns and powder horns were both made from its horn; the hunting horns gave rise to the name of the musical instrument.Bravo_Bravo said:Looks more like a powder horn to me.
Hell yes.are most blokes happy with the new cap badge?
Oi too many letters in there!GwaiLo said:Yes,
I think ugly wanted this though
Always were the same in the LI complete with ballet trs for the ruperts!And ultimately it is a Rifle Regiment, so Green No 1's it was always bound to be...an RGJ thing of course
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