United Kingdom
British “17/21st Lancers” enlisted man’s cap
The 16th, 17th, and 21st Lancers were formed back in 1760 as Light Dragoon regiments raised by George III. The 17th adopted the distinctive skull-and-crossbones badge and motto in memory of General Wolfe, who had been killed in Canada in 1759. Following military cuts after World War One, the 17th and 21st Lancers were combined, and the regiment achieved considerable fame during WWII in North Africa. In 1992, the regiment was amalgamated into the Queen’s Royal Lancers, which is part of the Royal Artillery. As such, this particular cap is now obsolete. Many thanks (yet again) to Stuart in London for finding this beauty for me.