Irish Kildare Rifles Militia Cap Badge ca 1874-81.
Irish Kildare Rifles Militia Victorian Cap Badge ca 1874-81.
The Badge features two serpents and motto PRUDENS UT SERPENS (translating as ‘Wise as a serpent’).
The Kildare Militia was established in 1793. In 1855 they were converted to a Rifle Corps and were titled the 88th Kildare Rifles and in 1881 became the 3rd (Militia) Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers. They were finally disbanded in 1922.
Badge is in excellent condition with light patina.