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Every infantry regiment within the British Army is identified by its cap badge which is unique and specific to that individual regiment. Without a cap badge it is sometimes almost impossible to distinguish between regiments and soldiers within the regiment are proud to wear their badge and will defend it against anyone who seeks to belittle it. Below are the various cap badges worn during the 1980's.

Regimental Badges


1 The Grenadier Guards. 2 The Coldstream Guards. 3 The Scots Guards. 4 The Irish Guards. 5 The Welsh Guards. 6 The Royal Scots. 7 The Royal highland fusiliers. 8 The King's Own Scottish Borderers. 9 The Black Watch. 10 The Queen's own Highlanders. 11 The Gordon Highlanders. 12 The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. 13 The Queen's Regiment. 14 The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. 15 The Royal Anglian Regiment. 16 The King's Own Border regiment. 17 The King's Regiment. 18 The Prince of Wales own regiment of Yorkshire. 19 The Green Howards. 20 The Royal Irish Rangers. 21 The Queens Lancashire Regiment. 22 The Duke of Wellington's Regiment. 23 The Devonshire and Dorset Regiment. 24 The Cheshire Regiment.   25 The Royal Welch Fusiliers.


26 The Royal Regiment of Wales. 27 The Gloucester regiment. 28 The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters. 29 The Royal Hampshire Regiment. 30 The Staffordshire Regiment. 31 The Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment. 32 The Light Infantry. 33 The Royal Green Jackets. 34 The Parachute regiment. 35 The Brigade of Gurkhas. 36 2nd king Edward VII's Own Gurkha Rifles. 37 6th Queens Elizabeth's Own Gurkha Rifles. 38 7th Duke of Edinburgh's Own Gurkha Rifles. 39 Princess Mary's Own Gurkha Rifles.

Corps Badges


1 General Service Corps. 2 The Royal Regiment of Artillery. 3 The Royal Horse Artillery. 4 The Royal Engineers Regiment. 5 The Queen's Gurkha Engineers. 6 The Army Air Corps. 7 The Special Air Service Regiment. 8 The Small Arms School Corps. 9 The Royal Corps of Signals. 10 The Gurkha Signals. 11 The Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. 12 The Royal Corps of Transport. 13 The Gurkha Transport Regiment. 14 The Intelligence Corps. 15 The royal Army Ordnance Corps. 16 The Army Catering Corps.


1 The Royal Pioneer Corps. 2 The royal Army Education Corps. 3 The Royal Medical Corps. 4 The Royal Dental Corps. 5 Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps. 6 The Royal Veterinary Corps. 7 The Army Physical Training Corps. 8 The Corps of Royal Military Police.  9 The Military Provost Staff  Corps.  10 The Ulster Defence Regiment.  11 The Royal Army Chaplains' Department. 12 the Gibraltar Regiment. 13 The Royal Army Pay Corps. 14 The Women's Royal Army Corps. 15 The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. 16 The Royal Military Military School of Music.

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