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  • Chelsea, London

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The Battle of the Boyne, 1690
The Battle of the Boyne, 1690
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Battle of the Boyne

Fought on 1 July 1690 between the forces of the deposed King James II and his successor, King William III, the Battle of the Boyne was the largest military engagement ever to take place on Irish soil.

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Glengarry badge, 58th (Rutlandshire) Regiment of Foot, c1874

58th (Rutlandshire) Regiment of Foot

This infantry regiment was raised in 1755. It continued in British Army service until the 1881 reforms, when it was amalgamated with the 48th (Northamptonshire) Regiment of Foot to form The Northamptonshire Regiment.

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Glengarry badge, other ranks, 48th (Northamptonshire) Regiment of Foot, c1874

48th (Northamptonshire) Regiment of Foot

This infantry regiment was raised in 1741. It continued in British Army service until the 1881 reforms, when it was amalgamated with the 58th (Rutlandshire) Regiment of Foot to form The Northamptonshire Regiment.

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Cap badge, other ranks, King’s Regiment (Liverpool), c1927

The King’s Regiment (Liverpool)

This infantry unit was raised in 1685 and subsequently served in many British Army campaigns during its long history. In 1958, it was amalgamated with The Manchester Regiment to form The King’s Regiment (Manchester and Liverpool).

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Other ranks' cap badge, The Border Regiment, c1905

The Border Regiment

This infantry regiment was formed during the 1881 Army reforms. It continued in service until 1959, when it merged with The King’s Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) to form The King’s Own Royal Border Regiment.

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Other ranks' cap badge, 34th (Cumberland) Regiment of Foot, c1876

34th (Cumberland) Regiment of Foot

This infantry regiment was first raised in 1702. It continued in British Army service until the 1881 reforms, when it was amalgamated with the 55th (Westmorland) Regiment of Foot to form The Border Regiment.

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Other ranks’ glengarry badge, 55th (Westmorland) Regiment, c1874

55th (Westmorland) Regiment of Foot

This infantry regiment was raised in 1755. It continued in British Army service until the 1881 reforms, when it was amalgamated with the 34th (Cumberland) Regiment of Foot to form The Border Regiment.

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Cap badge, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, c1916

The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry

This infantry regiment was formed during the 1881 Army reforms. After transferring from the Light Infantry Brigade to the Green Jackets Brigade in 1958, it merged to form The Royal Green Jackets in 1966.

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Cap badge, Dorsetshire Regiment, 1914

The Dorsetshire Regiment

This infantry regiment was formed during the 1881 Army reforms. It continued in service until 1958, when it merged with The Devonshire Regiment to form The Devonshire and Dorset Regiment.

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Glengarry badge, other ranks’, 52nd (Oxfordshire) Regiment of Foot (Light Infantry), 1874-81

52nd (Oxfordshire) Regiment of Foot (Light Infantry)

This infantry regiment was raised in 1755. It continued in British Army service until the 1881 reforms, when it was merged to form the Oxfordshire Light Infantry.

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Cap badge, 43rd Light Infantry, c1871

43rd (Monmouthshire Light Infantry) Regiment of Foot

This infantry regiment was raised in 1741. It continued in British Army service until the 1881 reforms, when it was merged to form the Oxfordshire Light Infantry.

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Glengarry badge, 54th (West Norfolk) Regiment, c1874

54th (West Norfolk) Regiment of Foot

This infantry regiment was raised in 1755. It continued in British Army service until the 1881 reforms, when it was amalgamated with the 39th (Dorsetshire) Regiment of Foot to form The Dorsetshire Regiment.

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Other ranks’ glengarry badge, 39th (Dorsetshire) Regiment of Foot, c1874

39th (Dorsetshire) Regiment of Foot

This infantry regiment was raised in 1689. It continued in British Army service until the 1881 reforms, when it was amalgamated with the 54th (West Norfolk) Regiment of Foot to form The Dorsetshire Regiment.

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