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Forum: Indian Badges 26-06-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By Piffer
Is it possible to post an image of the 145th...

Is it possible to post an image of the 145th Alwar Infy badge u mention?,The only image one has seen of the unit is a shoulder title worn by the unit and its illustrated in Capt Nath's splendid book...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 09-06-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By Piffer
Thanks, Tom

Thanks,
Tom
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 08-06-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By Piffer
East Surrey Badges , buttons etc

Sent this by a senior Indian army collector (not in the forum) who got these from a frame belonging to an officer from Victorian/Edwardian era who had apparently served in an Indian Army Regiment,...
Forum: Indian Badges 01-05-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,718
Posted By Piffer
Hi Darvin, Is this image of the device on the...

Hi Darvin,
Is this image of the device on the button or is it a badge? What is its size please. The badge of the BVA if I recall was different and had full title on its scroll. Piffer
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 07-03-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By Piffer
THANKS MIKE.

THANKS MIKE.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 07-03-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By Piffer
collar badge identification

A collar badge, DCO within a bugle , most likely (Duke of Connaught's Own) would anybody know the identity of this regiment, is it to the British or Indian Army? Thanks , Tom
Forum: Indian Badges 01-03-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By Piffer
Post Scindhia's Contingent

HI GARY,
SINDIAHS ALSO SPELT SCINDHIAS CONTINGENT COMPRISED BOTH CAVALRY AND INFANTRY REGIMENTS, THEY WERE DISBANDED CIRCA 1857-59 WHEN MOST REBELLED .THERE IS A PUBLISHED WORK WHICH COVERS...
Forum: Indian Badges 01-02-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By Piffer
Ind Signals

Isn't this the current version worn by them?
Forum: Indian Badges 11-12-18, 05:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 501
Posted By Piffer
48 Cavalry

The badge is illustrated in IZZAT along with the regiments war services, its WW2 raised 48th Cavalry, Indian Armoured Corps.:)
Forum: Indian Badges 10-10-18, 07:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 368
Posted By Piffer
2 Bl Lancers

What is the size of the badge? Could it be a brooch? the size will tell. Normally these badges were die struck.
Forum: Indian Badges 09-10-18, 05:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 368
Posted By Piffer
Appears to be a collar, with modifications done...

Appears to be a collar, with modifications done to wear as a brooch. The one I have is die struck and not cast as this one appears to be.
Forum: Other Military Topics 27-09-18, 09:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 973
Posted By Piffer
It seems drug abuse is a problem in the British...

It seems drug abuse is a problem in the British army, and not just for a Sikh soldier...who perhaps because he is the first Sikh to serve in the Coldstreams, has also created a bit of attention.
To...
Forum: Indian Badges 12-09-18, 01:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 265
Posted By Piffer
L.H.

Many thanks (to all) for replying to this query. Since it's not to Lumsden Horse and not Indian Army or IDF /AFI and hence outside my field of collecting can let it go.
Forum: Indian Badges 11-09-18, 08:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 265
Posted By Piffer
LH title

Thanks, would u say its to a South African unit ( Boer War Period) ?
Forum: Indian Badges 11-09-18, 08:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 265
Posted By Piffer
L.H. shoulder title

Would anybody know the unit's identity of shoulder title attached? It's very well made in bronze with two lugs on reverse. Images of front and reverse are attached . At first thought possibly a...
Forum: Indian Badges 04-08-18, 11:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By Piffer
Sorry to say it , but they look like copies,...

Sorry to say it , but they look like copies, observe their back and construction. None the less they can be useful for beginners as stop gaps until replaced with authentic badges. Piffer.
Forum: Indian Badges 03-05-18, 06:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,384
Posted By Piffer
Authors permission

Isn't that a violation of the copyright of the author? Copying a portion of his book and mailing it without first asking his permission? One would think the proper thing to do would be to get the...
Forum: Indian Badges 30-04-18, 09:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,384
Posted By Piffer
Just saw this post, did you check out Izzat...

Just saw this post, did you check out Izzat Historical Records and Iconography of Indian Cavalry Regts 1750 to 2007 by Ashok Nath? It has details of the Nagpur Irregular horse and illustration of...
Forum: Indian Badges 28-04-18, 08:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 392
Posted By Piffer
Thumbs up 5RGR badge

Interesting bit of history.
Forum: Indian Badges 08-03-18, 08:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,771
Posted By Piffer
Respone to this interesting old thread

The men (sikhs) in the image are from 3rd Royal Bn (Sikhs) 12th Frontier Force Regt. The title should read FRONTIER FORCE REGT with Crown above.

As regards, The cloth title ROYAL SIKH REGT with...
Forum: Army 08-02-18, 10:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 755
Posted By Piffer
HI PAVO, The person to contact would be the...

HI PAVO,
The person to contact would be the author of Izzat -Historical Records and Iconography of Indian Cavalry Regiments 1750-2007-Ashok Nath. He is not on the forum but he can be contacted via...
Forum: Indian Badges 23-01-18, 05:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,033
Posted By Piffer
Get well soon Anna. Piffer

Get well soon Anna.
Piffer
Forum: Indian Badges 22-01-18, 06:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,033
Posted By Piffer
Thanks for this very interesting post about your...

Thanks for this very interesting post about your father the badge on the left is to the Mysore Imperial Service Lancers, their descendent regt in the Indian Army of today is 61st Cavalry. Piffer
Forum: Indian Badges 01-01-18, 05:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 613
Posted By Piffer
CVL

Thanks, mate. Piffer
Forum: Indian Badges 30-12-17, 06:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 613
Posted By Piffer
Thumbs up Calcutta Volunteer Lancers

Very nice and quite well preserved, thanks for sharing, where in India was this? Didn't know they have a military museum for AFI units. Piffer
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