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Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 11-02-21, 03:11 AM
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Posted By koi_hai
It is indeed Gen Sir Rob Lockhart. A similar...

It is indeed Gen Sir Rob Lockhart. A similar signed portrait sold on ebay in 2018 (see attached).
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 12-12-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By koi_hai
Hi, All the badges were worn by Indian...

Hi,

All the badges were worn by Indian cavalry regiments. The 18th Lancers shoulder title is from the period 1903-1922, as is that of the 32nd Lancers. Unusually, the same badge was also worn as a...
Forum: Indian Badges 05-12-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By koi_hai
No.3 is the cap badge of the 1st Bn (PWO) 17th...

No.3 is the cap badge of the 1st Bn (PWO) 17th Dogra Regt worn 1922-1950.
Forum: Indian Badges 18-11-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By koi_hai
I don't think any AFI unit was ever awarded a...

I don't think any AFI unit was ever awarded a battle honour. They were all disbanded in 1947 and there are no successor units. Some ITF units were converted into regular battalions during the war to...
Forum: Military Buttons 10-11-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By koi_hai
Very nice. Thank you for sharing.

Very nice. Thank you for sharing.
Forum: Indian Badges 24-07-20, 06:12 AM
Replies: 18
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Posted By koi_hai
Tim, I would also suggest that the three...

Tim,

I would also suggest that the three badges with the 'grenade' might actually be artillery units rather than infantry; signifying a Coy/Bn or Troop/Bde of arty. The "K" would support this...
Forum: Indian Badges 24-07-20, 05:59 AM
Replies: 18
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Posted By koi_hai
I stand corrected re the number of regiments that...

I stand corrected re the number of regiments that qualified for the honorary standard. There were far more than two, including some Bengal cavalry units. Apologies for the inaccurate post.
Forum: Indian Badges 24-07-20, 05:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 897
Posted By koi_hai
Tim, Thank you for sharing these wonderful...

Tim,

Thank you for sharing these wonderful badges. "Lake and Victory" was borne on the honorary colours awarded to the Bengal regiments that served under Lord Lake at Allygurh and the Battle of...
Forum: Indian Badges 27-06-20, 04:09 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By koi_hai
Sorry, I was unable to open the link posted by...

Sorry, I was unable to open the link posted by postwarden but it would appear the mystery has been solved on the other thread.
Forum: Indian Badges 27-06-20, 03:50 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By koi_hai
I may be wrong, but I do not believe it is an...

I may be wrong, but I do not believe it is an Indian Army regimental flash. The colours would appear to indicate a tri-service organisation.
Forum: Indian Badges 30-05-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By koi_hai
Hullo Peter, I presume you are referring to...

Hullo Peter,

I presume you are referring to the NAM talk? See: https://www.nam.ac.uk/whats-on/indian-contingent-dunkirk-0
The book is now available online: The Indian Contingent : The Forgotten...
Forum: Indian Badges 27-05-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By koi_hai
Sorry the attachments didn't go through.

Sorry the attachments didn't go through.
Forum: Indian Badges 27-05-20, 10:37 AM
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Posted By koi_hai
They would have worn the attached badges while in...

They would have worn the attached badges while in France.
Forum: Indian Badges 08-03-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By koi_hai
Thank you, Peter. Good to know. While on the...

Thank you, Peter. Good to know.
While on the subject of 'X' badges, the 10th Baluch Regiment also wore a black embroidered X on a khaki backing as a slip-on FS shoulder title during WW2.
Forum: Indian Badges 13-02-20, 02:17 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By koi_hai
Yes. That is correct :)

Yes. That is correct :)
Forum: Indian Badges 11-02-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 848
Posted By koi_hai
The 15th Ludhiana Sikhs became the 2nd Battalion...

The 15th Ludhiana Sikhs became the 2nd Battalion 11th Sikh Regiment in 1922. In 1935 they were made a "Royal" battalion in recognition of services rendered.
Forum: Indian Badges 22-12-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By koi_hai
Very nice to see. Thank you.

Very nice to see. Thank you.
Forum: Military Buttons 09-12-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By koi_hai
Hi Mike, The Bhopal button is not of a...

Hi Mike,

The Bhopal button is not of a Volunteer unit but belongs to an Indian State Force unit from the erstwhile princely state of Bhopal, most probably the Bhopal Sultania Infantry.
Forum: Indian Badges 07-12-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By koi_hai
The 5th Bombay Light Infy (Kali Panchwin) served...

The 5th Bombay Light Infy (Kali Panchwin) served in Aden from 4 Mar 1900 till 11 Oct 1901.

The 17th Bombay Infy are shown as having served in Aden from Sep 1889 till Dec 1891.

Source:...
Forum: Indian Badges 07-12-19, 04:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 463
Posted By koi_hai
Hi Cliff, The following from the Bn History...

Hi Cliff,

The following from the Bn History of 2 Para, erstwhile 10 Bombay Lt Infy, 'The Glory and the Price' by Lt Gen Mathew Thomas, p.38:
In early 1896 the regiment received orders for move...
Forum: Indian Badges 26-06-19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By koi_hai
Hi, I suggest you consult the book 'Maharaja's...

Hi, I suggest you consult the book 'Maharaja's Paltans' by Richard Head and Tony McClenaghan. They have information about the units as well as images of known badges.
Forum: Indian Badges 06-09-18, 06:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By koi_hai
The turban is typical Maratha. I would go with 21...

The turban is typical Maratha. I would go with 21 Div, 1/5 Mahratta Lt Infy.
Forum: Indian Badges 06-09-18, 06:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 831
Posted By koi_hai
It is a very useful book and the only one that...

It is a very useful book and the only one that deals with the Indian State Forces (and their insignia). However, if your collecting interest is in the Gurkhas, it might be of limited utility.
Forum: Indian Badges 06-09-18, 06:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 831
Posted By koi_hai
3. Appears to be the Bahawalpur Body Guard...

3. Appears to be the Bahawalpur Body Guard Cavalry.
4. It is the Bahawalpur 1st Infantry (Sadiq Battalion).
5. Bahawalpur. The book says it 'may have been the badge for the Combined Mounted Rifles...
Forum: Indian Badges 05-09-18, 06:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 831
Posted By koi_hai
No 2 is the Faridkot Imperial Service Sappers.

No 2 is the Faridkot Imperial Service Sappers.
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