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Title Indian Army 26th Light Cavalry belt and pouch
Nationality British
Period 1906

This fine belt and pouch belonged to Watkis, MC and bar, an officer of the 26th Light Cavalry (formerly 1st Madras Lancers). It is silver hall marked: Birmingham, 1906. The battle honours are: Carnatic, Sholinghur (unique to 1st Madras Native Cavalry, ancestor of this regiment - the title changed in 1903), Mysore, Seringapatam, Burma.

There are small tack marks throughout the leather backing where it has been pinned onto a display board, and some of the silver bullion has separated in places from this backing. This is a rare survivor from the Raj.

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

[Militaria : Badges : British : 20th Century]


Many thanks, the bayonet arrived safely, I am very pleased, thanks

T A, UK, 16.05.2015

My Arisaka arrived at 9.00am. Very prompt delivery and excellent packaging! The blade is superb.. and just what I was after, its in very fine condition and just as you described.. I've referenced it in my copy of Raymond La Bar's book "Bayonets of Japan".

Many thanks, Chris, once again its been a pleasure doing business!

S A, UK, 14.08.2012