The Collar Badge

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The Horse is the badge of Kent, dating from the 6th century and ascribed to Horsa, the Saxon. It was the main badge of The Kent Militia, The Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment and The Queen’s Own Buffs. The remaining star is from the Order of The Garter, as explained earlier, when describing the Cap Badge. Both the Star and the Roussillon Plume come from The Royal Sussex Regiment. The plume commemorates the defeat of the French Roussillon Regiment by the 35th of Foot at the Battle of Quebec in 1759. This collar badge was worn by The Queen's Regiment prior to the amalgamation in 1992. The same collar badge is worn in Number One Dress of the Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment. In Number 2 Dress it is bronzed.