40 Ligne anodised bronze button of "Queen's Regiment" pattern. Pattern buttons down front - No.2 Dress. All badges worn on Service Dress and Number 2 uniforms are bronzed. This tradition dates from the South African War of 1900- 1902, when badges were darkened in order to achieve greater camouflage. This perpetuates a tradition in that bronzed badges and buttons were previously worn by The Middlesex Regiment and The Royal Hampshire Regiment.