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Royal Horse Guards (The Blues) 1871 Pattern Officer’s Helmet
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Royal Horse Guards (The Blues) 1871 Pattern Officer’s Helmet

Circa 1902



1871 Pattern Officer’s helmet of German silver, the skull applied with a white metal eight pointed hobnail Garter star, overlaid on a gilt mount in the form of sprays of oak and laurel leaves, centered on the Garter motto, ‘Honi Soit Qui Mal Pense’, in gilt over a blue enamel ground, surrounding  the  Cross of St.George in red enamel, the whole complete with regimentally specific gilt ear rosettes, brass chin scales and yak hair plume.

Source: http://articles.latimes.com/1988-05-22/news/mn-4907_1_yak-hair (accessed 1.6.17)