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Baton awarded to Field Marshal Lord Roberts, Army Staff, 1895

Roberts was promoted to field marshal in 1895. The same year he was made Commander-in-Chief in Ireland, having spent the previous 8 years as Commander-in-Chief in India.

On appointment, British field marshals were awarded a baton covered in crimson velvet, and decorated with gold lions passant regardant. The gold top bears a representation of St George and the dragon. Roberts would have carried this baton on ceremonial occasions.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 1963-10-74-1

Copyright/Ownership

National Army Museum Copyright

Location

National Army Museum, Army gallery

Object URL

https://collection.nam.ac.uk/detail.php?acc=1963-10-74-1

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