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Title Indian Police puggaree badge
Nationality British Empire
Period c 1903-48

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.

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 the two propelling pencils, in the form of pistols, have just arrived in the condition you sent them. Thank you very much indeed for your excellent and prompt service, and I will keep a look out on your site for any other pencils you may have for sale in the future.

M H, UK, 09.02.2011

Just to let you know that the bayonet arrived safely this morning by Royal Mail. I am delighted with it and it will be put to very good use at some forthcoming events.

A F, UK, 23.05.2009