Shell jacket, other ranks', 13th (1st Somersetshire) Regiment of Foot (Prince Albert's Light Infantry), 1848 (c)
The 13th was one of the two regiments sent with Major-General Robert Sale to Jalalabad during the 1st Afghan War (1839-1842). The regiment had been part of the invading Army of the Indus in 1839, and took a vital part in the storming of Ghazni fort. The role they played in holding Jalalabad earned the regiment the title 'Prince Albert's Own' and the right to royal blue facings at the collar, as seen here.
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