NBMR (Northern Bengal Mounted Rifles) White Metal Shoulder Title
A silver plated example with two original long loops to reverse (some bending but fully functional). In good condition. Worn circa 1889-1947.
The unit was originally formed in 1872 as the Northern Bengal Volunteer Rifle Corps, drawing heavily on British tea planters for recruits. In 1889 the auxiliary unit was reorganised as the Northern Bengal Mounted Rifles, with Darjeeling ... read more
Indian Army - QVC Victorian Bengal Medical Service White Metal Pagri Badge
A quite stunning badge, heavy solid struck in one piece in what looks like unmarked Indian silver with original pagri fitting. Circa 6.7cms tall. The VRI monogram (adopted in 1877) is riveted to the centre and the casting is very fine but most probably locally made in India. Most likely an officer's / senior doctor's badge as opposed to an Indian Mess Servant. Indian Medical Service was formed ... read more
Colonial Indian Imperial Police Senior Officers Rank Insignia
Silver plated set of three items mounted on khaki drill epaulette strap (this looks to have been reused from something else given the multitude of surplus holes, but it serves as a useful way to display the insignia). Minor wear to plate and velvet backing to crown is worn otherwise in good overall condition. Pre 1947.
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Indian Army (AFI) - 1st Madras Volunteer Guards / Infantry Volunteers Officer's Fire Gilt Collar Badge, King's Crown
A lovely die cast fire gilt example with two original loops to the reverse and original split pin. Maker's stamp on the reverse (A&N Co) Slight touch of verdigris otherwise in very good condition and scarce.
As Cox 2698.
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WW1 Indian Army Cavalry - 31st Duke of Connaught's Own Lancers Brass Shoulder Title
A UK Made brass shoulder title with two original loops for fixings. In very good condition. Worn circa 1903 - 1923. Scarce.
In 1903, Lord Kitchener's Indian Army reforms were implemented, under which the 1st (Duke of Connaught's Own) Bombay Lancers were renamed as the 31st (Duke of Connaught's Own) Bombay Lancers and this was the regiment's title as they entered the First Worl... read more
Indian Army - 19th Hyderabad Regiment Brass Shoulder Title
A good scarce British made brass shoulder title. Two original hex type lugs to the reverse with original orange felt backing. I am unclear as to which battalion the backing represented but the Regiment had been formed from six others with the re-organisation of the Indian Army in 1922 so perhaps its has some relevance. In very good condition with cotter pin.
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Indian Army - 7th Duke of Connaughts Own Rajputs Regiment of Bengal Infantry, Field Service Badge, 1901 - 1922
Worn by both battalions, the Roman Numerals VII in cast brass surmounted by a King's Crown and with fittings for a pin which has sadly been broken off but appears to be an easy repair. Circa 5.2cms tall and with some dark toning and a touch of verdigris. Could do with a light clean. Scarce find.
During World War One the regiment was deployed to Mesopotamia in 1914. As part of ... read more
WW2 Indian Army Staff Officer's / Unattached List Gilt Forage Cap, George VI issue Badge - Blades
A die cast gilt example with two original blades to the reverse. Gilt bright and in superb condition. See my item 67071 for matching cap buttons. This is the George VI pattern cypher. Worn 1936 - 1947 only on the Forage Cap.
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Indian Army - NBV Northern Bengal Volunteers White Metal Shoulder Title
a scarce nickel metal title with two original loops to the reverse. Worn 1873 - 1889 only. Some signs of service wear otherwise in good condition.
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WW1/WW2 Indian Medical Service Officers OSD Cap Badge - Blades
A die cast brass badge (rather than bronze) with two original blades (north - south) - do not recommend playing with these as the can become brittle with age. Circa 4.5cms tall. In very good condition with sharp detail.
The Indian Medical Service consisted solely of commissioned European medical personnel. The Indian Medical Department consisted of mainly Indian medical per... read more