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This is a brass cross belt plate of the 1st (Royal Scots) Regiment. It is rectangular with an oval scotch thistle in the centre with lettering (illegible) around it and a crown on top. There is also a banner at the bottom. The belt plate measures 5.5cm x7cm and 2 cm thick. Image courtesy of the Niagara Falls History Museum

Other Ranks Shoulder-Belt Plate- The 49th (Hertfordshire) Regiment of Foot)- in the Canadas- 1802-1815- Image courtesy of the Niagara Historical Society & Museum

A VICTORIAN OFFICER'S CLOTH HELMET OF THE 5TH VOLUNTEER BATTALION OF THE ROYAL SCOTS with white metal fittings and plate, the thistle centre in gilt with green (not enamel) backing, the double white metal title scroll inscribed THE ROYAL SCOTS and 5TH VOLUNTEER BATTALION, fine quilted lining stamped in gilt with maker's name of Stewart & Son, 88 George St, Edinburgh