Sussex Challenge Shield

artefact

A highly ornate 36 inch x 30 inch Challenge Shield from The Royal Sussex Regiment.

Decoration.

Top: Crown with raised wording ‘Challenge Shield’.
Upper Centre: Winged angel blowing horn (Fame) Centre: Royal Sussex Badge with ‘2nd Royal Sussex Regt’ under.
Lower Centre: Plate showing officer on horseback leading marching troops.
Centre left and right: 2 identical plates of crossed sword scabbard and rifles.
Bottom: Royal Sussex badge with raised ‘2nd Royal Sussex Regt’.
Outer ring of 14 circular engraving plates Inner ring of 16 circular engraving plates.

This artefact is held at Regimental Headquarters, HM Tower of London.