Set 4 George V Silver Badge of 11th Hussars Menu Holders

William Hutton, Sheffield & Birmingham 1924
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A good quality set of four George V cast silver Menu Holders formed as badges of the 11th Hussars, with hooped supports and plain rectangular bases.

By William Hutton & Sons, Sheffield 1924

Sold - £595.00

In good condition with no damage or repair
40 mm (1.57 inches)
47 mm (1.85 inches)
131.00 Grams (4.21 troy ounces)
Stock Code
The 11th HUSSARS.
In 1840, the regiment was named after Prince Albert, Queen Victoria's consort, who later became the regiment's Colonel. During the Napoleonic Wars battle honours were received for Salamanca, Peninsular and Waterloo. The regiment's nickname, the Cherry Pickers, came from an incident during the Peninsular War, in which the 11th Light Dragoons (as the regiment was then named) were attacked while raiding an orchard at San Martin de Trebejo in Spain. When the regiment became the 11th (Prince Albert's Own) Hussars in 1840, its new uniform by coincidence included ""cherry"" (i.e. crimson) coloured trousers, unique among British regiments and worn since in most orders of uniform except battledress and fatigues. This was not in memory of the orchard incident but reflected the crimson livery of Prince Albert's house, Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.

The 11th Hussars charged with the Light Brigade, which was commanded by their former Colonel, Lord Cardigan, at Balaklava during the Crimean War.