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militaria item 13th Duke of Connaught's Own Lancers officer's cap badge
- British Empire
This badge (4.5 cm high) would have been worn on an officer's peaked service cap. In 1923, the 31st DCO Lancers and the 32nd Lancers were amalgamated to form this unit (the 13th DOC Lancers). Both regiments had a common origin in the old Bombay Squadron of Cavalry, raised for service under Lord Lake.
£90.00
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militaria item 6th Duke of Connaught's Own Lancers officer's helmet badge
- British Empire
This badge (nearly 6 cm tall), stamped 'Firmin London' on the reverse, would have been worn on the officers' white pith helmet. The 6th DCO Lancers were formed from an amalgamation of the 13th and 16th Lancers in 1922.
£90.00
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militaria item King Edward's Own 18th Cavalry Regiment officer's silver collar badge
- British Empire
This London hallmarked example is just 3 cm tall. The regiment has its origins in 1842, formed as the 8th Bengal Irregular Cavalry at Fatehgarh. During the Mutiny the greater part of the troopers deserted, but all the Indian officers and most of the NCOs stood firm. Thus the unit was not disbanded, unlike so many other Bengal cavalry regiments.
£60.00
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militaria item Scinde Horse officer's silver cap or collar badge
- British Empire
This Birmingham hallmarked example (just over 2.5 cm tall) would have been worn (1922-51) by the Scinde Horse (14th POW Own Cavalry), an amalgamation in 1921 of various Bombay cavalry units. In particular, this meant both of John Jacob's old cavalry regiments being reunited in one command.
£60.00
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militaria item Scinde Horse officer's silver collar (facing right) badge
- British Empire
This Birmingham hallmarked example (nearly 3 cm tall) would have been worn (1922-51) by the Scinde Horse (14th POW Own Cavalry), an amalgamation in 1921 of various Bombay cavalry units. In particular, this meant both of John Jacob's old cavalry regiments being reunited in one command.
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militaria item 2nd Lancers (Gardner's Horse) officer's silver mess dress collar badge (facing right)
- British Empire
'SCINDE' inscribed on the scroll was an honour previously borne by the old 4th Cavalry and first granted to its ancestor the 6th Bengal Irregular Cavalry for exceptional services in Sind during 1844. When the 2nd Lancers and 4th Cavalry amalgamated to form the new 2nd Lancers (Gardner's Horse) in 1922, this badge was chosen.
£60.00
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militaria item Zhob Levy Corps pouch badge, hallmarked silver
- British Empire
After the annexation of the Zhob District in Baluchistan (1889), the Zhob Levy Corps was raised and came under the control of an English officer (Major), who would have been posted as a Political Officer, not as their commandant (Political Officers were the forerunners of what later became the Indian Political Service).
£190.00
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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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