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Benedict CumBEARbatch ditches the deerstalker for guardsman's hat as he continues filming new series of Sherlock

Hats off to you: Benedict Cumberbatch was spotted filming in London wearing a bearskin hat. (Mail Online, 27 May '13)

Diamond jubilee celebrations: Day 4 - in pictures

Jubilee celebrations: Guards arrive at Buckingham Palace ahead of the Queen. [I've seen the guards in their busbees several times. My Mum lived in London during the Blitz and drove a jeep during air raids getting people into the shelters. She never drove again! She always loved London and its fast pace of life after the quiet of our little Cheshire town where we lived. ;) Mo]

1758 British Officer's grenadier cap at the National Army Museum, London - Each regiment in the British Army had a grenadier company within its number; its members were thought of as elite troops. In 1768, the mitre caps such as this one were replaced with black bearskin hats.

Boer War Victorian Era Irish Guards Officers Bearskin Hat Helmet