By Ronald Harris, Chris Warner
The 1st King's regiment to serve in India was once the thirty ninth Foot in 1754. ahead of it back domestic in 1758 a lot of its officials and males selected to move to the Honourable East India Company's provider, and from that point onwards British squaddies served always in India, in both the British or Indian Armies, for nearly 200 years. This pleasing quantity from R G Harris specializes in the Bengal Cavalry Regiments 1857-1914, the uniforms of the entire regiments, from the Governor-General's physique safeguard to the nineteenth Lancers.
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On collar of tunic and mess-jacket - In silver, crossed khukris, edge downwards and '6' between the handles. On collar of service jacket - Nil. On helmet - Nil. On cap - In silver, crossed khukris, edge downwards and '6' between the handles below a scroll inscribed 'GURKHA RIFLES'. (Note: Amendment No. 25 of November 1932 deleted the reference to a scroll inscribed Gurkha Rifles, while a later amendment, No. ) 5TH ROYAL GURKHA RIFLES (FRONTIER FORCE) On buttons - In black horn, crossed khukris with ' 5 ' in the upper angle, surmounted by the Royal Crest.
Note: An amendment of April 1938 regiments such as dress helmets and accoutre- altered this to be the same as that worn 'on the ments, frock-coats, white drill summer patrols, etc. ) 1st Battalion, 8th Gurkha Rifles, 1914. This group s h o w s various ranks in assorted costumes. On the left the d r u m m e r and piper and the Native officer wear full dress of rifle-green faced black, with black puttees and belts and silver or white metal buttons. The Highland jackets are piped white, the pipe-tassels and cords are dark green.
The Prince of Wales. 35 On felt hat - In black metal, the cipher of Queen Alexandra ensigned with the Imperial Crown. On cap - In silver, the cipher of Queen Alexandra ensigned with the Imperial Crown. TH PRINCE OF WALES'S OWN GURKHAS On buttons - In black horn, crossed khukris surmounted by the plume of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. In the lower angle of the khukris, the f i g u r e ' I V . On collar of tunic and mess-jacket - In silver the plume of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales.