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militaria item North Waziristan Militia pouch belt badge
- British Empire
This exotic unit was raised under Lord Curzon's famous 'forward' frontier policy starting in 1900 when, in the North West Frontier Province, the army was withdrawn from tribal territory and replaced with disciplined tribal irregulars under British officers. Four battalions of militia were formed in Waziristan totalling 3,200 men.
£150.00
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militaria item 1st Baluch Light Infantry officer's crossbelt pouch badge
- British Empire
This regiment was raised by Sir Charles Napier for local service in Scinde province
in 1844 and was the only Bombay unit at the siege of Delhi. It then went on to serve in Abyssinia (1866) and Afghanistan (1878-80).
£150.00
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militaria item 4th Bombay Rifles cross belt plate, hallmarked silver
- British Empire
This fine silver badge (Birmingham hallmarked and maker marked for Hobson & Sons of Lexington Street, London W) was made for an Indian Rifle regiment with a most distinguished pedigree. Raised in 1775, in 1889 it became the 4th Regiment Bombay Infantry, in 1903 becoming the 104th Wellesley's Rifles.
£350.00
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militaria item Jamaica Militia shoulder belt plate, other ranks
- British Empire
This is an other ranks shoulder belt plate of the Regency era. The Jamaica Militia of 1662 was the immediate successor to Oliver Cromwell's troops which had taken Jamaica from the Spaniards seven years earlier. In 1694, the French landed a force of over 1,400 men and were repulsed by some 250 militiamen.
£450.00
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militaria item 48th Cavalry (Indian Army) cap badge, white metal
- British Empire
This was an armoured unit of the Indian Army, which was raised as a wartime expedient in 1941 at Lahore from a nucleus of officers and men provided by the 19th KJO Lancers. It was disbanded in early 1944, the men reverting to their former unit. This badge was the white metal version worn by other ranks. The officers' version lacked the tank.
£60.00
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militaria item 6th Duke of Connaught's Own Lancers cap badge
- British Empire
This regiment's other title was Watson's Horse. In 1947, on Partition, it transferred to the Pakistan Army as the 6th Lancers. A Captain Michael Allmand of this regiment won a posthumous VC for gallantry in northern Burma in 1944.
£30.00
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militaria item Probyn's Horse belt plate centre, white metal
- British Empire
This would have been worn until the amalgamation of Probyn's Horse with the 12th Cavalry in 1922. It would appear to be an other ranks example and was worn on a rectangular white metal plate. Probyn's Horse became King Edward's Own Lancers in 1906, having sported the Prince of Wales title since 1876.
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militaria item British Indian police pouch belt ornament
- British Empire
This is the badge which was worn on the pouch belt by the officers of the British Indian police. The police was divided into two components in India: the paramilitary police battalions who served on the frontiers (viz Burma and NWF) and the local police, who kept order in the cities and towns of India.
£60.00
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militaria item Customs badge
- British Empire
This little badge (7.5cm across) may be of Indian parentage, inasmuch as its provenance is Indian and it appears to be a one-peice bazaar casting in brass. I think it would have been worn on the top pocket of a tunic, as it appears to be too large to have been worn as a shoulder title.
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militaria item Ceylon Mounted Rifles martingale badge
- British Empire
The parent unit (Ceylon Light Infantry) was raised in the last quarter of the 19th century from planters, purely British European personnel, and served with distinction in the Boer War and later on in WW1 at Gallipoli. The Ceylon Mounted Infantry contingent then became Ceylon Mounted Rifles in 1906.
£75.00
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The package arrived today, and the two items are nice. The Mother Cross actually looks a lot better in person than in the pics.

K P, Spain, 20.06.2017

Received the buttons today, many thanks and I hope to be dealing again with you very soon.

S M, UK, 10.02.2009

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