HC Deb 11 August 1881 vol 264 c1531

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether the 28th Regiment will be permitted to continue to wear the back-plate with the No. 28 worn at the back of the helmet, a distinction conferred upon the Regiment for their conspicuous gallantry at the Battle of Alexandria, and which has been worn by them for the last eighty years?


The 28th Regiment is now the 1st Battalion of the Gloucestershire Regiment, and it will be allowed, in commemoration of their remarkable feat at the Battle of Alexandria, when they repelled charges in front and rear at the same time, to wear the regimental badge, the Sphinx, on the back of the helmets, where the number has hitherto been worn.