THE PRUSSIAN EAGLE
The Prussian Eagle (also known as the Hawk), with the letters FR emblazoned on its breast, is the cap badge of The King's Royal Hussars. It is the insignia of the Royal House of Prussia and was awarded to the 14th LightDragoons in 1798 by the Crown Princess Frederica of Prussia. The award was a mark of Royal favour, after the 14th had escorted her from Dover to London prior to her marriage to the Duke of York. The Regiment also adopted at this time the title 14th, or Duchess of York's Own Regiment of Light Dragoons, and changed its facings from lemon yellow to Brandenburgh Orange, the livery colour of the Royal House of Prussia.
I always wonderered what any of the Brittish troops thought of any Wappen with Napoleonic battle honours. Waterloo Penninsela etc.
I know Mark will speak for himself when next he rings in, but I believe he intended to write, "I always wonderered what any of the German troops thought of any Wappen with Napoleonic battle honours. Waterloo Penninsela etc."
stuart_bates said:I decided very early on that I would specialize in British helmets up to 1914 (when full dress was withdrawn) as it's so difficult to be conversant on everything, although I know people who try.