Helmet

Production date
1890s
Description
A white cloth covered spiked helmet of the Taranaki Mounted Volunteers. The helmet bears the royal cypher of Queen Victoria on a scarlet cloth background and a red horse hair plume.
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Production date
1890s
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In 1882, the Taranaki Mounted Rifles adopted an impressive blue and white uniform of the British Army's lancer regiments, which included this spiked helmet. The uniform may have been used until 1911 when the unit changed to the khaki field dress that was becoming increasingly popular amongst military units.
Accession number
A65.009
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