Cap badge, 17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers, 1900 (c)
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 Wolfe's death, their cap badge is a skull and crossed bones and their motto 'Death or Glory'.
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