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Beret badge, officer, The Royal Lancers (Queen Elizabeth's Own), 2019 (c)

Staybright, cloth and bullion, with skull and crossed bones over two crossed lances, with the motto, 'Or Glory', below.

The Royal Lancers was formed in 2015 by the amalgamation of the Queen's Royal Lancers and the 9th/12th Lancers. It was renamed the Royal Lancers (Queen Elizabeths' Own) in 2017.

In 1759 Colonel Hale of the 47th Foot was sent back to Britain with the news of General Wolfe's death at the Battle of Quebec. As a reward, he was commissioned to raise the 17th Light Dragoons. In memory of Major General James Wolfe's death, the new regiment's cap badge was the skull and crossed bones with the motto, 'Death or Glory'. The 17th Dragoons became the 17th (Duke of Cambridge's) Lancers which, after amalgamation with the 21st (Empress of India's) Lancers, then became the Queen's Royal Lancers in 2015.

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NAM. 2020-06-16-1-1


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National Army Museum, Study Collection

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