3rd or East Kent Regiment of Foot (Buffs) Officers Shoulder Belt Plate
A 3rd or East Kent Regiment of Foot (Buffs) Officers Shoulder Belt Plate worn prior to 1855. A rectangular gilt burnished back plate with silver ( white metal ) hobnail cut star on which sits a garter strap with the ancient motto of the regiment Veteri Frondescit Honore all in gilt. Above the garter a curved scroll inscribed Peninsula and seven square cut rays with Peninsula battle honours. Above the whole a gilt crown.