British Zulu War 2nd Warwickshire 24th Regiment of Foot Cap Badge
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New Made Item: Copied directly from an original in the IMA collection. This is a brass pin worn on a soft cap used by soldiers in the 2nd Warwickshire 24th Regiment of Foot during the ZULU wars of the late 1870s.
Each depicts the SPYNX with EGYPT underneath. The Sphinx with the word Egypt’ was awarded as a Battle Honor to both the 23rd and 24th Regiments in July 1802. They were part of a force of 33 British regiments which helped to defeat Napoleon’s Army in Egypt in 1801. The Sphinx was later chosen as the centerpiece of the cap badge and the collar badges of the South Wales Borderers. Today, the Sphinx is one of the devices emblazoned on the Regimental Color of The Royal Welsh.
Measures 1.75 W x 3 H.
The Battle of Rorke’s Drift, also known as the Defence of Rorke’s Drift, was a battle in the Anglo-Zulu War. The defense of the mission station of Rorke’s Drift, under the command of Lieutenant John Chard of the Royal Engineers, and Lieutenant Gonville Bromhead immediately followed the British Army’s defeat at the Battle of Isandlwana on 22 January 1879, and continued into the following day, 23 January.
Just over 150 British and colonial troops successfully defended the garrison against an intense assault by 3,000 to 4,000 Zulu warriors. The massive, but piecemeal, Zulu attacks on Rorke’s Drift came very close to defeating the…