barbucomedie: Officer’s Helmet of the 6th (Inniskilling)…

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Officer’s Helmet of the 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons dated around 1840 on display at the National Army Museum in London

This regiments long garrison service finally came to an end when it was sent to the Crimea in 1854, losing all its horses en route in a fire on board its troop ship ‘Europa’, but still managing to take part in the charge of the Heavy Brigade at Balaklava in October 1854. The Heavy Brigade’s charge was an event that has been overshadowed by the doomed charge of the Light Brigade. 

Photographs taken by myself