This ‘Guide’ is not intended to be a catalogue of badges, but an opportunity to record and illustrate some of the rarest items yet noted – shako and shoulder-belt plates worn by the Georgians, the Glengarry badges, waist-belt clasps and helmet plates of the Victorians. The scope is 1751 to 1881. The subjects, the 109 numbered regiments of foot that in 1881 went to form the regular battalions of the British Army’s new infantry – the so-called ‘Territorial’ or ‘County’ regiments created by Secretary of State for War, Hugh Childers’s, Army reforms. Some 300 images have been included, all supported by an informative description.
Ray’s series of highly regarded “Guides To The British Army” are fast becoming, indispensable classics for the scholar of British Military History. Well written, and accurate.