Glengarry badge, other ranks, 96th Regiment of Foot, 1874-1881
Brass badge with the Regiment's number encircled by a garter bearing the motto, 'Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense' (Shame on him who thinks evil of it), surmounted by a crown.
The 96th Regiment of Foot was raised in Menorca in 1798. It fought against Napoleon's forces in Egypt, Portugal and Spain. The Regiment served in Canada during the American War of 1812 but was disbanded in Ireland in 1818. Reformed in 1824, the Regiment saw service in Australia, New Zealand and India. Army reforms eventually led to the amalgamation of the 96th with the 63rd (West Suffolk) Regiment in 1881, to form the Manchester Regiment.
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