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hi can any one help ?
what dose a IMPERIAL LIGHT INFANTRY CAP BADGE LOOK LIKE .ASKED A FEW BADGE DEALERS. AND THEY HAVE NO IDEA.THANKS,

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cap badge 8 years 4 months ago #17605

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Hi James,

Try this link, you will find a ILI badge listed.
www.angloboerwar.com/other-information/1...ormation/1887-badges

Cheers
Paul :)

jamesrobert wrote: hi can any one help ?
what dose a IMPERIAL LIGHT INFANTRY CAP BADGE LOOK LIKE .ASKED A FEW BADGE DEALERS. AND THEY HAVE NO IDEA.THANKS,

"From a billow of the rolling veldt we looked back, and black columns were coming up behind us."

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THANKS FOR THE HELP PAUL.

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Hello James,
The Imperial Light Infantry had their torin badges made in both Durban and Pietermaritzburg, they are quite attractive little hand made pieces, moreover, they are also quite rare, rather rarer, I would suggest, than a QSA named to one of their number.
They were disbanded on the 15th of July 1901, the Anglo Boer War was very much about mounted infantry and they had fallen a little behind the times I'm afraid.
They were a curious corps, very much like a typical Natal Volunteer corps, but, actually part of the SAMIF.
Their original Commanding Officer had problems actually paying his men their wages in 1899.
What is your particular interest in the ILI?

Kind regards Frank Kelley

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