Black Watch 42nd Highlanders Sgts KC Glengarry Badge
This is an interesting WW1 period badge. It was owned by a Sgt in the Black Watch and he had this version constructed by a local jeweller from three of his old service badges. Defines the history of his service WW1 – 1902 – 1926 pattern period with King’s crown. White metal and brass glengarry badge with two back lugs.
The 42nd (Royal Highland) Regiment of Foot was a Scottish infantry regiment in the British Army also known as the Black Watch. Originally titled Crawford’s Highlanders or the Highland Regiment and numbered 43rd in the line, in 1748, on the disbanding of Oglethorpe’s Regiment of Foot, they were renumbered 42nd and in 1751 formally titled the 42nd (Highland) Regiment of Foot. The 42nd Regiment was one of the first three Highland Regiments to fight in North America.In 1881 the regiment was named The Royal Highland Regiment (The Black Watch), being officially redesignated The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) in 1931. In 2006 the Black Watch became part of the Royal Regiment of Scotland.
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