Heritage Unveiled: Royal Artillery Regiment's Legacy Through Queen Victoria's Small Diamond Crown and Iconic Buttons

7 Brass Military Buttons The Royal Regiment Of Artillery Pre 1954 Militaria Old Buttons With Crown 24mm

7 Brass Military Buttons The Royal Regiment Of Artillery Pre 1954 Militaria Old Buttons With Crown 24mm

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Embark on a journey through history as we unveil the rich heritage of the Royal Artillery Regiment, intertwined with the regal elegance of Queen Victoria's iconic small diamond crown and the symbolism of its legendary buttons.

Unlock the secrets of royalty and military tradition as we delve into the captivating narrative behind Queen Victoria's coronation jewels and the storied significance of the Royal Artillery's emblematic buttons. Prepare to be transported through time, where each gleaming diamond and brass insignia holds a tale of valor, honor, and enduring legacy.

Cap Badge of the Royal Regiment of Artillery adorned with the Queen Victoria’s Crown
Image: Cap Badge of the Royal Regiment of Artillery adorned with the Queen Victoria’s Crown used until 1953
Source: Facebook: 103 Regiment RA Pipes & Drums

The Royal Regiment of Artillery, or the Royal Artillery (RA), stands as one of the British Army's vital artillery arms. Originating in 1716 with two marching companies of 100 men each, its legacy burgeoned across centuries. Renowned as "The Gunners," the regiment's evolution was marked by significant insignia changes, notably in 1954 when the cap badge transitioned from Queen Victoria's small diamond Crown to St. Edward's Crown.

Cap Badge of the Royal Regiment of Artillery adorned with the St. Edward's Crown
Image: Cap Badge of the Royal Regiment of Artillery adorned with the St. Edward's Crown used after 1953.
Source: By MoD - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0 https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=65769871

Queen Victoria wearing the coronation necklace and earrings, small-diamond crown, and Koh-i-Noor brooch.

Portrait of Queen Victoria adorned with the Small Diamond Crown
Image: Portrait of Queen Victoria adorned with the Small Diamond Crown.
Source: By Alexander Bassano - Royal Collection 2510956, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=47623763

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