Cap badge, British West Indies Regiment, 1916-1921
This badge features a laurel and palm wreath with a circlet bearing the unit title. Within the circlet is a representation of a sailing ship upon the sea. The whole design is surmounted by a monarchial crown.
The regiment was raised during World War One (1914-1918) in October 1915 and its battalions served in France, Italy, Africa and the Middle East. When the British West Indies Regiment served on the Western Front there was an official reluctance to deploy its men in front-line positions, rather than as labourers in the rear.
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