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Glengarry badge, other ranks, 63rd (West Suffolk) Regiment of Foot, 1874 (c)

Brass badge with regimental number, '63', within a garter bearing the title, 'The West Suffolk', surmounted by a crown.

Raised as an independent unit in 1758, the 63rd was given its county affiliation with West Suffolk in 1782. The regiment's nickname was 'The Bloodsuckers' and is said to descend from the supposed resemblance of its fleur de lys emblem (won during the capture of Guadeloupe in 1759) to a blood-sucking insect.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 1963-09-389-1


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