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Highland Light Infantry cap badge
Highland Light Infantry cap badge

Cap badge of the Highland Light Infantry, in silver-coloured metal and brass? in shape of dimpled saltire with central emblem of a bugle (71st Foot) around the letters HLI surmounted by a crown. The motto ASSAYE is below the bugle, with an elephant (74th Foot) at the bottom. Complete with pin. Came from box of material from Grant family.
Picture added on 24 April 2008
I have one that is all gold at least it appears to be gold with the marks on the back. How much are they worth ?
Added by Charlie on 14 July 2015
I have an identical cap badge which was my father's. He was
a piper in the HLI band and I have several other mementos of
his. His chanter and a photo of the band taken as part of the
BAOR in 1919. He was born in April 1900 and luckily missed the worst of the fighting.~ Many thanks for your comment. Administrator.

Added by David Jardine on 30 July 2017
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