British Military Badges
The display below is of various Military Cap Badges located in the first floor corridor in the Cliffe Castle Museum in Keighley, West Yorkshire. To aid in identifying different regiments, various crests, colors, badges, etc. were adopted by each regiment.
Using the link above and going to full resolution, one can view the actual names on some of the labels.
These insignas help in identifying the correct regiment to look for an ancestor.
There are a number of publications as well as online references to aid in identifying the exact regiment connected with the military crest or badge left behind by those ancestors who fought so bravely for their country.
- Discovering British Military Badges and Buttons by Robert Wilkinson-Latham (2008)
- British Military Badges and Insignia: Website with just an index of cap badges only
What type of badges or crests have been left to you?