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Old 20-05-22, 03:41 PM
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Thought this might be of interest: officers of the 2nd Bn. The Norfolk Regiment, Mandalay 1888 (apologies for the picture quality):

Norfolk 2nd Bn 1888 a.jpgNorfolk 2nd Bn 1888 b.jpgNorfolk 2nd Bn 1888 c.jpgNorfolk 2nd Bn 1888 d.jpgNorfolk 2nd Bn 1888 e.jpg

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The guy with the amazing moustache appears to be wearing a miniature medal?
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Looks more like 1898 to me.

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Looks more like 1898 to me.

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JT,

I did post a reply shortly after and its not appeared, dont know why?

Basically they are wearing FS Caps and not glengarries, so thats the reason.

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Well, the 2nd Norfolk was stationed briefly in Burma in 1888 before returning to Sitapur (India) the same year and then to Colchester in 1890. Both regular battalions were in India at the same time, the 1st since 1889 to 1904.
Are we sure of which battalion the photo represents?

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PS, I note the Britannia Pagri badge, which I thought was only for NCOs, but not according to this photo. The FS caps are Khaki. Did this form of headgear appear earlier in this material in the sub-continent than home service?
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