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99th Regiment of Foot Badges question
NTaylor


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I have a few questions on the 99th regiment of foot's badges in 1879.

Firstly, the shako plate I presume is of the same design as that of the 24th, except with a 99 in the centre instead of the 24?

Secondly, the collar dogs. I wonder, does anyone have any photographs or drawings which show these in detail that they can share with me? I have read that it is a horn with two A's at either side. Is this correct?

Lastly, the locket buckle for the belt. Again, does anyone have a picture of this item? I am presuming that it has the 99 in the centre, with 'Duke of Edinburgh's Regiment' or similar on the outer.

I must explain that I am a modeller of 1/6th scale figures, and am hoping to convert a Dragon Models Sgt Jones into a soldier of the 99th at the start of the invasion of Zululand. So far all the information I have on their badges is a photo of a glengarry badge of the 99th which I found on the net. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

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Martin Everett


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Why do you not ask the regimental museum in Salisbury?

To find any army museum
www.armymuseums.org.uk

Officer's belt was within 'Duke of Edinburgh's Regiment' a crown with 99 beneath. This was introduced on the change of name in 1874.

That's the best I can do - I have to say 'Collar Dogs' is a very American slang term.

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NTaylor


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Martin Everett wrote:


That's the best I can do - I have to say 'Collar Dogs' is a very American slang term.


Thanks for your help. I must say that I've always known them as collar dogs; what would be the proper British term for them?

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Re: 99th Regiment of Foot Badges question
Mikey29211


Joined: 26 Aug 2006
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NTaylor wrote:
I have a few questions on the 99th regiment of foot's badges in 1879.

Firstly, the shako plate I presume is of the same design as that of the 24th, except with a 99 in the centre instead of the 24?

Secondly, the collar dogs. I wonder, does anyone have any photographs or drawings which show these in detail that they can share with me? I have read that it is a horn with two A's at either side. Is this correct?

Lastly, the locket buckle for the belt. Again, does anyone have a picture of this item? I am presuming that it has the 99 in the centre, with 'Duke of Edinburgh's Regiment' or similar on the outer.

I must explain that I am a modeller of 1/6th scale figures, and am hoping to convert a Dragon Models Sgt Jones into a soldier of the 99th at the start of the invasion of Zululand. So far all the information I have on their badges is a photo of a glengarry badge of the 99th which I found on the net. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.






I got these a few weeks ago

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