A shako is a tall, cylindrical military cap, usually adorned with an ornamental designation plate on the front and a feather plume or pompon on the top.The word shako is derived from the Hungarian word meaning "peaked cap." See above image.The Boston Light Infantry as well as the New York Light Guard of the 1840s had similar tiger motifs, all with clipped cornered rolled brass plates with a brass tiger head attached by wires clinched through the plate and with a soldered brass attachment pin. This style shoulder plate had a resurgence in the 1880s along with the Baldric device and staff officer's dress cartridge box as seen in the 1880s photo of William Miller Owen below.
It is part of the user generated content in the Europeana 1914-1918 collection.
Since then the actual design of the Royal Arms has changed slightly with each reining monarch.
The Corps badge for the reign of our present Queen Elizabeth II is shown above: The Corps Badge used to be worn on an Officer's sabretache and cartouche, and on parts of his charger's saddlery.
Considering that this WA plate is nickel-plated and not silver-plated, the 1880 era is probably correct for this particular plate, unless it was nickel-plated at a later date. Under the aggressive leadership of Colonel Frank G.
Spiess, it destroyed 113 tanks, 25 SP guns, and 105 pill boxes.
Militia shoulder belt plates date from the 1830s-1880s.
These embellished shoulder belt plates were used for both unit identification and ornamentation.
A 'cannon' was a gun of about 8-in (203mm) calibre which disappeared from official inventories around the year 1700.