Original Officer's Royal Regt. Gloucestershire and Hampshire Cap Badge
Officer's number one cap
Silver plate, gilt and enamel
In 1969 it was projected that the Gloucestershire and Royal Hampshire Regiments should merge in 1970. However, after the return of the Conservative government in June 1970, it was decided to retain the Gloucestershires at battalion strength and the Royal Hampshires as an independent company. Subsequently, it was also increased to battalion strength. Although the new badge was struck, it was never issued.
Lugs East and West