Cap badge, The Gloucestershire Regiment
This badge depicts a Sphinx resting on a pedestal inscribed 'Egypt' within two sprigs of laurel. Below the laurel is a scroll inscribed 'Gloucestershire'. The Sphinx was awarded to the Gloucestershire's predecessor regiment, the 28th Foot, for their gallantry at Alexandria in Egypt in March 1801. They were also granted the unique distinction of wearing the Sphinx at the back of their headdress in commemoration of their back-to-back stand at that battle.
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