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Indian Army WW1 - 9th Bhopal Infantry Officer 's Silver Cap Badge

A fine scarce die cast native silver example with two long original silver loops to the reverse. An amazing design. Possible strengthening repair to the reverse at some time, but not obvious from the front, or could just be cast marks from manufacture. Circa 3.3cm tall.

9th Bhopal Infantry were designated as such in 1903. During the First World War, the 9th Bhopal Infantry was dispatched to France in 1914. The regiment suffered heavy losses at the Battles of Neuve Chapelle, Festubert, Givenchy and the Second Ypres. In 1915, they arrived in Mesopotamia, where they were engaged in fierce fighting on the Tigris Front. Sepoy Chatta Singh was awarded the Victoria Cross for exceptional valour at the Battle of Wadi on 13 January 1916. By the time the regiment returned home in March 1919, only fifteen men remained of those who had sailed for France in 1914. In 1922 became 16th Punjab Regiment.

B31.8

Code: 57370Price: 145.00 GBP


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Indian Army - 14th Punjab Regiment Officer 's Hallmarked Silver FS Cap / Collar Badge - Gaunt London

A high quality British made small hallmarked silver ( Date letter ' Z ' for Birmingham 1924 ) Field Service cap / collar badge to the 14th Punjab Regiment with two original silver loops to the reverse and maker marked JRG&S ( JR Gaunt & Sons ). In very good condition with sharp detail (one small solder drip to reverse which partly covers the other makers details JR Gaunt London. Circa 2.8cm tall.

The 14th Punjab Regiment was formed in 1922 by amalgamation of the 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd and 24th Punjabis, and the 40th Pathans.
During the Second World War, the 14th Punjab Regiment raised nine new battalions. Most of them were engaged in the bitter fighting against the Japanese in the Far East. The regiment had the misfortune of having four of its battalions being captured by the Japanese at Singapore and Hong Kong. On independence in 1947, the 14th Punjab Regiment was allotted to Pakistan Army.

A167.4

Code: 57298Price: 65.00 GBP


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WW2 Indian Army - Indian Ex Services Gilt and Enamel Lapel Badge

An attractive lapel badge with king's crown. Reverse stamped with the issue number "2388". Circa 3.8cm tall. In very good condition with no damage to the enamel.

Code: 57297Price: 18.00 GBP


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Indian Army - Victorian East India Railway Volunteer Rifle Corps White Metal Collar Badges

White metal, very good match from front, but slight differences obvious from rear. Two original lugs per collar, in very good condition for age and scarce.

Coll.

Code: 57296Price: 38.00 GBP


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WW2 Indian Army - Indian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers ( IEME ) Officer's OSD Cap Badge, 1943 - 1947

In superb condition and of excellent quality, this die cast king's crown officers bronze service dress ( OSD ) cap badge with two original blades to the reverse was worn by the Indian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers ( IEME ). The Star of India to the centre of a crowned circlet bearing the motto "Omnia Facimus' (We can do everything) within a laurel wreath bearing a tablet " I.E.M.E. " Formed in October 1943, Scarce.

A35.5

Code: 57295Price: 55.00 GBP


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WW2 - Indian Army War Raised Unit - Ajmer Regiment Brass Cast Cap Badge

The Ajmer Regiment was an Indian Army Regiment raised during the Second World War. In good condition for a cast badge with its original slider. Circa 4cm tall.

The 1st and 2nd Battalions of the Ajmer Regiment were converted from the 26th and 27th Battalions, 4th Bombay Grenadiers, and disbanded after the war.

The 1st and 3rd Battalions served in India through out the War.

The 2nd Ajmer Regiment saw action in Burma. The 2nd Battalion served on Line of Communication duties in Assam with 202nd Line of Communications Area from January 1943 to March 1944 and with 36th Indian Infantry Brigade from the end June 1944 at Cox's Bazaar to November 1944, and subsequently in the Ukhia area and on Cheduba Island. Scarce.

A44.1

Code: 57294Price: 22.00 GBP


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Indian Army - Queen Victoria 's Own Corps of Guides Small White Metal Cap Badge Badge

White metal die struck cap badge with two original long loops to reverse, hence for wear in cap. This is the voided variety. Have seen non voided patterns also. Circa 3.2cm tall. In good condition.

Comm FB

Code: 57293Price: 28.00 GBP


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The Nazim of Hyderabad Bodyguards Gilt Brass Cap Badge, pre 1948 Indian Princely State

Attractive die cast gilded brass cap badge of the Nazim of Hyderabad 's Bodyguard. It measures 3.6cm high by 3.4cm wide, with two small integral lugs to the reverse. It has the slightest of bends to top left lance point and minor signs of being lightly polished, otherwise in very good condition.

In 1947, at the time of the partition of India, Britain offered the 566 princely states in the sub-continent the option of acceding to either India or Pakistan, or remaining independent.

Hyderabad was the largest and most prosperous of all princely states in India. It covered 82,698 square miles (214,190 km2) of fairly homogeneous territory and had a population of roughly 16.34 million people (as per the 1941 census), of which a majority (85%) was Hindu. Hyderabad State had its own army, airline, telecommunication system, railway network, postal system, currency and radio broadcasting service.

The Nazim decided to keep Hyderabad independent, unlike the other princely states, most of which acceded to India or to Pakistan voluntarily. The leaders of the new Indian Union did not want an independent - and possibly hostile - state in the heart of their new country. and were determined to assimilate Hyderabad into the Indian Union, by force if necessary. In September 1948, in Operation Polo, the Indian Army marched into Hyderabad, deposed the Nizam, and annexed the state into the Indian Union.

Code: 57292Price: 24.00 GBP


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Indian Army - 1st Punjab Regiment bi-metal Cap Badge

This cap badge is of two part construction and of UK manufacture, die struck gilding metal star and crown with a white metal central mounted device, with two original loops to reverse (east - west). Circa 4.4cm tall. It is unpolished and in very good condition.

The 1st Punjab Regiment was a regiment of the British Indian Army from 1922 to 1947. It was transferred to the Pakistan Army on the Partition of India in 1947.

Code: 57291Price: 35.00 GBP


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Indian Army - 11th Prince Albert Victors Own Cavalry ( Frontier Force ) Cast Brass Cap Badge, post 1922

A small made brass cast cap badge with two original lugs to the reverse. Circa 3.6cm tall. Good condition.

The 11th Prince Albert Victor's Own Cavalry (Frontier Force) was a regular cavalry regiment of the old British Indian Army. It was formed in 1921 by the amalgamation of the 21st Prince Albert Victor’s Own Cavalry (Frontier Force) and the 23rd Cavalry. Th 11th Cavalry (Frontier Force) is now an armoured regiment of the Pakistan Army.

A80.4

ndian / Pakistan interest - 11th Prince Albert Victors Own Cavalry ( Frontier Force ) Cast Brass Cap Badge, 1922 - 1956

A small made brass cast cap badge with two original lugs to the reverse. Circa 3.6cm tall. Good condition.

The 11th Prince Albert Victor's Own Cavalry (Frontier Force) was a regular cavalry regiment of the old British Indian Army. It was formed in 1921 by the amalgamation of the 21st Prince Albert Victor’s Own Cavalry (Frontier Force) and the 23rd Cavalry.

A80.4

Code: 57290Price: 20.00 GBP

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