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Title 1/17 Dogras cap/collar badge, white metal
Nationality British Empire
Period 1922-45

This regiment dates back to 1887 as the 37th Bengal Native Infantry (Dogra). The recruits came from the hills of Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir. They are Hindus of Rajput origin, traditional soldiers with a record of centuries of service, courageous and with great powers of physical endurance.

In 1925, the Punjabi Mussalmen were transferred to the 15th Punjabis in exchange for their Dogras. The second battalion also exchanged its PM elements in a similar manner, thus creating an exclusively Dogra regiment. The 1st Bn, after serving in Burma 1930-36 in suppressing the rebellion, went on to fight with distinction in India, Burma, Malaya and Java in WW2.

It measures 24mm high and is in reasonable shape.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Militaria : Badges : British Empire : 20th Century]


Just to let you know that i have received the Sabre today and it looks great and nothing was damaged in transit. It has been a pleasure doing business with you and the descriptions on your web site perfectly match the condition of the item and i look forward to doing business with you in the future.

D E, UK, 20.01.2017

Bayonets arrived today, very nice!

M G, Germany, 22.06.2009