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Ceylon Planters Rifle Corps Edwardian helmet plate

£350.00 Approx $426.83, €391.06

Code: 20711



A good scarce blackened brass example. Crowned title  circlet resting in tea sprays and bearing scroll "UNITAS SALUS NOSTRA"; EVIIR cypher to voided centre.  Two loops to reverse.
Raised in 1901 as an Infantry battalion with eight companies under the command of Colonel R.N. Farquharson, a retired Naval Captain. Saw service in the Boer War about which General Kitchener said “The Ceylon Contingent did very good work in South Africa I only wish we had more of them.”