The irish Harp is encircled with the inscription "Queen’s Royal Irish Hussars" surmounted by the Royal Crest. Underneath is inscribed "Mente et Manu" (with Heart and Hand). The regiment was formed on October 24, 1958 by the merging of the 4th Queen’s Own Hussars and the 8th King’s Royal Irish Hussars. The harp surmounted by the Royal Crest was part of the badge of officers of the 8th Hussars. The motto is that of the 4th Hussars granted in 1906. The distinction of "Royal" reflects an appointment by the Monarch. More to come.
HORSE BRASS: MILITARY UNIT COLLECTION: The Queen’s Own Royal Irish Hussars.
Designed and manufacture by ARMAC Brassworks in Birmingham, England where they have been creating quality brasswares for more than 75 years. Made using pure first-run ingot brass with a high copper content for richness in colour and durability. Hand finished at the foundry.