Glengarry Badge of the 2nd Volunteer Battalion used between 1883 and 1902


A brass circlet surmounted by a Queen Victoria Crown that has been brazed on, with the words ‘2nd Volr Battn York & Lancaster’ on the circlet. In the centre of the circlet is a brass Union Rose with a brass centre.  

This badge appears to go against the convention of volunteer badges usually being made of white metal in order to differentiate them from regular battalions which were made mainly of brass. This badge’s use or purpose is currently unknown although it has been suggested it was worn during the Boer War period.