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Officer's Tarleton pattern helmet, Light Dragoons, 1806 (c)

This pattern of helmet was named after Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Banastre Tarleton who commanded the British Legion during the American War of Independence (1775-1783). With its velvet turban and bearskin crest the tarleton was regarded as 'the handsomest' of helmets and was reportedly much admired by foreign forces at the time.

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NAM. 1966-09-39-1


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National Army Museum, Soldier gallery

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