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Title Indian Police puggaree badge
Nationality British Empire
Period c 1903-48
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This would have been worn on the puggaree (the white cotton band worn round the body of the helmet in many folds) of the solar topee. The Indian Police had a tremendous tradition of service, not just in a civil capacity, but also as military police battalions on the frontier. This badge would have been worn by both civil and military units.

It is a low-grade silver bazaar casting and measures 4.1cm across. There is one brass screw post remaining on the reverse, with evidence that there was a second one, now missing. There is some distortion to the badge and, at the crown, the badge has separated from the laurel wreath on either side.

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

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Thanks and badge arrived this am an excellent find so thanks once again.

C D, UK, 12.01.2010

Many thanks, badge was awaiting my return today. Pleasure dealing with you again. I'll be back again.

P B, UK, 20.02.2008

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