1st Berkshire Rifle Volunteers Victorian helmet plate circa 1878-82.
Good scarce die-stamped white metal crowned star bearing laurel sprays and circlet 1ST BERKS RIFLE VOLUNTEERS; strung bugle to voided centre.
Three loops VGC
1st Berkshire RVC became a VB of the Regiment on 1st July 1881 being redesignated as 1st VB on 1st December 1882. The Regiment was granted the title Royal on 29th September 1885. HQ was at Reading. Hugh King Collection<\P>