Helmet, officer, 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons, 1840 (c)
Originally raised in 1689, the 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons spent the years after Waterloo (1815) on garrison duties in England and Ireland. This long garrison service finally came to an end when it was sent to the Crimea in 1854, losing all its horses en route in a fire on board its troop ship 'Europa', but still managing to take part in the charge of the Heavy Brigade at Balaklava in October 1854.
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