A Victorian Egypt Battle Honour Sphinx Stickpin, 1890
A Victorian Egypt Battle Honour Sphinx Stickpin, 1890
A Victorian Egypt Battle Honour Sphinx Stickpin, 1890
A Victorian Egypt Battle Honour Sphinx Stickpin, 1890
A Victorian Egypt Battle Honour Sphinx Stickpin, 1890
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A Victorian Egypt Battle Honour Sphinx Stickpin, 1890

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Gold and silver. In the form of the 1801 Egypt battle honour badge, comprising a plinth applied with the word Egypt and surmounted by the Great Sphinx of Giza. The Sphinx battle honour was awarded to British and Indian regiments that took part in the expedition to Egypt under the command of General Sir Ralph Abercromby and General John Hely-Hutchinson between 8 March and 26 August 1801, towards the end of the French campaign in Egypt and Syria. The Lincolnshire Regiment, The Lancashire Fusiliers, The South Wales Borderers, The East Lancashire Regiment, The Gloucestershire Regiment, The South Lancashire Regiment, The Black Watch, The Staffordshire Regiment, The Royal County Down Regiment, The Connaught Rangers and The Dorset Regiment were among those awarded the Egypt badge battle honour. The 10th Foot, later The Royal Lincolnshire Regiment bore the Sphinx as their cap badge.