Regular Battalion Senior NCO's Helmet Plate 1881 to 1901

Regular Battalion Senior Non Commissioned Officer's Helmet Plate 1881 to 1901

The helmet plate backing is a standard 8 pointed star made of gilded metal with a laurel wreath surmounted by a Queen Victoria Crown. The HPC has the words ‘York and Lancaster’ with a Union Rose in white metal with a gilding metal centre.

The difference between this plate and that of an Other Ranks plate is that the Senior NCO's plate is of better quality being made of metal that has been through a gilding process which gives it a ready made shine.