Mounted horseman, Wellington

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1899 winners

The title of this piece is ‘The Queen Victoria Cup’ depicting the Duke of Wellington on horseback. The base silver presentation plates are engraved ‘Presented to the Col and Officers 2nd Bn East Surrey Regiment by Capt (Brevet Major) FW King’ and ‘Winners 2nd Bn The East Surrey Regt – Bisley 10th October 1899’. The team fired LM Rifles using cordite ammunition. the plate records the scores of all team members and the ranges at which they fired.The Team member names are also engraved on one of the plates.

Each year there is a very competitive shooting competition, which units from Army take part in. In 1899, the 2nd Battalion The East Surrey Regiment won this competition, this was commissioned to depicted the Battalion’s outstanding achievements.