Pill box cap ID help please

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Pill box cap ID help please

Postby Bondy » 17 Jan 2017 16:21

Can anyone be so kind as to aid me in identifying to which unit this pill box cap would have belonged. There are no markings underneath it. The gold coloured braid perhaps suggest officers and the braid around the sides is similar to that of 2/DG but is not the same and I can find none that match the top braid.

Thank you for taking the time to look and perhaps aid me in this matter.

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Re: Pill box cap ID help please

Postby Bondy » 17 Jan 2017 16:24

Also a side view of the braid

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Re: Pill box cap ID help please

Postby theironduke1 » 18 Jan 2017 15:34

I think it is almost certainly an officer's pill box from a yeomanry regiment. The oak leaf pattern band was mostly used by them and was not used by regular cavalry regiments. From the top figuring, it may be the Derbyshire Yeomanry.
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Re: Pill box cap ID help please

Postby Frogsmile » 18 Jan 2017 16:39

I think that theironduke is correct with his ID. The Derbyshire
Yeomanry cap was quite distinctive: http://www.paoyeomanry.co.uk/DYC/DYCHeaddress.htm
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Relic of many a siege and sack, it points a moral and adorns the back.
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Re: Pill box cap ID help please

Postby Bondy » 18 Jan 2017 17:28

Thank you very much gentlemen, brilliantly done.

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