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Old 17-07-21, 01:36 PM
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hi all
i know nothing about indian badges but i have searched and tried to find this badge with no success.
its in an article from a machine gun magazine from the US
anyone seen it before and shed any light on it?
this is the tag below the pic of the badge
INDIAN OFFICER’S WHITE METAL INTERWAR PITH HELMT BADGE FOR THE MACHNE GUN SECTION OF THE JODHPUR LANCERS. PIN BACK.

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Old 17-07-21, 10:47 PM
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Cool JODHPUR LANCERS MGS

I may be totally wrong, but this badge looks to me like something that has been knocked up by someone in a shed, supposedly worn by officers the quality does not look anything that would have been worn by an officer.

Indian army badges were and still are made by various makers, many local and cast, but officers of the Indian Army generally had badges made that were superior quality, often hallmarked in Great Britain.

This is only an opinion and I would love to see proof of this being an original badge.

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Old 18-07-21, 02:53 AM
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hi Rob
i agree 100% with what you have said. i just wanted to put it to the Indiann experts.
there are a couple of other badges from this collection i also doubt
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Old 18-07-21, 12:12 PM
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This is a made-up shoulder title and a known fake which has been floating around for a good many years.
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Old 18-07-21, 12:48 PM
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thank you
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Old 20-07-21, 02:59 PM
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A made up unit as well ? As far as I know the Jodphur Lancers never had a MG section. - Was this the same collection that had the Gurkha Machine Gun badge? Tim
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Old 20-07-21, 11:25 PM
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hi Tim
i think its the same collection but im not sure.
this badge was the subject of an article in of all things a US machine gun magazine.
the other badge i saw in a collection of world MG badges from the US.
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Old 21-07-21, 01:27 AM
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Hi Tim/BC,
The Jodhpur is definitely made up. Brig Jodha ( who collects Jodhpur items) told me that while researching his book on the Jodhpur Lancers he came across this badge or references to it but there was no such unit that ever existed and the only conclusion therefore was that it was made up. A shame that someone broke up a nice Jodhpur Lancers shoulder title (they come in 2 sizes) to do that.
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