I have just returned from a short break in London. The weather was pretty good, no rain, which was a relief. We took advantage of the sun to walk along the embankment and look at the memorial to the RAF and the Battle of Britain.
Our destination was the Household Cavalry Museum and on Whitehall is the memorial to the Women of WWII
The museum is pretty small, but has some quite interesting displays. Alongside the helmets and ornamental 19th century armour was this plug bayonet; which I assume related to the Royal Dragoons in their early role as mounted infantry.
The gauntlet in the background formed part of a collection of classic "harquebusier" equipment, with front and back plate and helmet, you could clearly see the 'proving' mark on the breast plate.
I have been wargaming on and off for the best part of fifty years. Starting, as many of my generation did, with the range of airfix plastic figures. My first and abiding interest has been the Napoleonic period, which at first meant that figure conversion was the only option; and very messy it was too. In later years my interests have expanded to include periods from the 12th to 19th centuries, with a particular interest in eastern Europe. I do not belong to a club, but I have a regular opponent and we try and meet each week.