Brass. Uniface. Diameter 24mm. FOURTH V.B. HANTS. REG.T CANTEEN 1d. in centre. Pierced as issued. Yarwood 88 Very Fine*
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VB = Volunteer Battalion. A battalion is a military unit typically consisting of around 300 to 800 soldiers, usually infantry, commanded by a lieutenant colonel. They were not regular soldiers, but civilians who met at a camp and trained together. Volunteer battalions were formed in the 19th century in response to the fear of invasion by the French.
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