Peaked pillbox forage cap worn by Major Frederick Maude, 3rd (East Kent) Regiment of Foot, 1855 (c)
During the Crimean War (1854-856) Major (later General Sir) Frederick Francis Maude (1821-1897) commanded the Buffs in the assault on the Redan at Sevastopol on 8 September 1855. His gallantry saw him awarded one of the very first Victoria Crosses.
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