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18th Hussars title 8 years 2 months ago #19116

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This slightly worse for wear title turned up today from an old battlefield tour guide. He said that it was picked up at Colenso - if only it could tell its story !
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18th Hussars title 8 years 2 months ago #19117

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Whoops-I seem to have got the attachments wrong. Here is the front view
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18th Hussars title 8 years 2 months ago #19122

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Very nice and also very rare indeed, you certainly did not get those at Canterbury, I would say Durban or Pietermaritzburg circa 1900! :)

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So this was a locally made title ? Were the' official ' titles made of brass? Does anyone have an example to post so that one can compare ?
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Hello Mike,
I received a note from Brett this morning about this, asking for clarification, so to answer your questions, yes, yes and yes, though, in the case of the latter, I'll have to have a look, in the meantime, this Victorian 5th Royal Irish Lancer shoulder title is what was issued in Canterbury, Hounslow and the Curragh etc in 1899 and is what they wore in Natal, which is where this particular example came from in the late 1970's.
The 18th Hussar's was indentical in the way it was made, but, are merely 18H rather that 5L, in addition, you will also find examples with brass hexagonal shaped fittings with a rectangular hole in the middle of each for the pin, instead of the copper loops, as here, I hope this helps.
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mike rowan wrote: So this was a locally made title ? Were the' official ' titles made of brass? Does anyone have an example to post so that one can compare ?
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