British Military South Wales Borderers Overseas Helmet RARE


British Military South Wales Borderers Overseas Helmet RARE


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South Wales Borderers Overseas Sun Hat/Helmet, with brass
 
 chin scales. Size 7 1/8in excellent conditions. Brass spike and
 
 brass helmet plate. You wont find many of these around 
 
 today, so grab a bargain. Any questions just ask.
 
 The South Wales Borderers was a line of an infantry regiment of 
 
 the British Army in existence for 280 years. It first came into 
 
 existence, as the 24th Regiment of Foot in 1689. Based at 
 
 Brecon the regiment recruited from the border counties of 
 
 Monmouthshire, Herefordshire and Brecknockshire, but was 
 
 not called the South Wales Borderers until the Childers
 
 Reforms of 1881. The regiment served in a great many 
 
 conflicts, including the American Revolutionary War, 
 
 various conflicts in India, the Zulu War, Second Boer War, and 
 
 World War I and World War II. In 1969 the regiment was 
 
 amalgamated with the Welch Regiment to form the Royal 
 
Regiment of Wales.