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Old 03-04-21, 06:41 PM
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Hi all. Difficult to know which section to place this in but hopefully here will do?

Other than the 6th Bn Duke of Connaught's Own, Hampshire Regiment, 383 (DOC) Light Field Regt Royal Artillery and A Company (DOC) 2nd Bn Wessex Regiment (and it's decedent units, C Coy 6/7 (DOC) PWRR/ C Coy Royal Rifles Volunteers/679 Sqn (DOC) Army Air Corps), can anyone give me a definitive list of any other regiments or battalions/units that had the the title "Duke of Connaught's" in their name, in both the British and Commonwealth armies? Images of cap badges would be particularly welcome!

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Tony,
you need to score yourself a copy of Edwards 'Regimental Badges' - 6th edition.
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Old 03-04-21, 08:06 PM
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Royal East Kent Yeomanry (The Duke of Connaught's Own).


6th Duke of Connaught's Own Lancers (Watson's Horse)
13th Duke of Connaught's Own Lancers
1st (Duke of Connaught's Own) Bombay Lancers
31st Duke of Connaught's Own Lancers
7th (Duke of Connaught's Own) Rajputs

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6th Regiment Duke of Connaught's Own Rifles, Canadian militia. It became the British Columbia Regiment of the Canadian army.
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199th Irish Canadian Rangers, Duchess of Connaught's Own. CEF battalion.
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6th Duke of Connaught's Royal Canadian Hussars.
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From The Sligo Rifles Militia:
1877: 35th, or Duke of Connaught's Own Sligo Artillery Militia
1882: 8th Brigade (Duke of Connaught's Own), North Irish Division, Royal Artillery
1889: The Duke of Connaught's Own Sligo Artillery (Southern Division), Royal Artillery
1899: The Duke of Connaught's Own Sligo Artillery (Southern Division), Royal Garrsison Artillery
1902: The Duke of Connaught's Own Sligo Royal Garrison Artillery (Militia)
1908: The Duke of Connaught's Own Sligo Royal Field (Reserve) Artillery
1909: disbanded
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From the Cape Town Highlanders:
1906: Cape Town Highlanders (Duke of Connaucht and Strathearn’s Own)
1913: 6th Infantry (Duke of Connaucht and Strathearn’s Own Cape Town Highlanders)
1924: Cape Town Highlanders (Duke of Connaucht and Strathearn’s Own)
1847: Queen’s Own Cape Town Highlanders
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And to add to Luke H's already impressive list of British India:

From 47th Sikhs
1921: 47th Duke of Connaught’s Own Sikhs
1922: 5th (Duke of Connaught’s Own) Bn, 11th Sikh Regiment
1942: captured

From 29th Regiment of Bombay Native Infantry (2nd Balooch Battalion)
1883: 29th (Duke of Connaught’s Own) Regiment of Bombay Native Infantry (2nd Balooch Battalion)
1885: 29th (Duke of Connaught’s Own) Regiment of Bombay Infantry (2nd Balooch Battalion)
1901: 29th (Duke of Connaught’s Own) Baluch Infantry
1903: 129th Duke of Connaught’s Own Baluchis
1922: 4th (Duke of Connaught’s Own) Bn, 10th Baluch Regiment
1947: to the Pakistan Army
1956: Pakistan becomes a republic and the sub-title is dropped.
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BTW, does your quest searching for the Duke also include the Duchess? She was also represented in the British Indian Army.
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Thanks all, that's fantastic and a lot to start looking for!

wmr-RHB Never even thought there was a Duchess of Connaught! but yes why not!

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From The Sligo Rifles Militia:
1877: 35th, or Duke of Connaught's Own Sligo Artillery Militia
1882: 8th Brigade (Duke of Connaught's Own), North Irish Division, Royal Artillery
1889: The Duke of Connaught's Own Sligo Artillery (Southern Division), Royal Artillery
1899: The Duke of Connaught's Own Sligo Artillery (Southern Division), Royal Garrsison Artillery
1902: The Duke of Connaught's Own Sligo Royal Garrison Artillery (Militia)
1908: The Duke of Connaught's Own Sligo Royal Field (Reserve) Artillery
1909: disbanded
Do you know if these units wore the standard Royal Artillery cap badge or did they have their own individual cap badge designs?

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wmr-RHB Never even thought there was a Duchess of Connaught! but yes why not!
Else they would die out wouldn't they? Here you go:

From: 24th (Baluchistan) Regiment of Bombay Infantry
1895: 24th (Duchess of Connaught’s Own Baluchistan) Regiment of Bombay Infantry
1901: 24th (Duchess of Connaught’s Own Baluchistan) Bombay Infantry
1903: 124th Duchess of Connaught’s Own Baluchistan Infantry
1922: 1st (Duchess of Connaught’s Own) Bn, 10th Baluch Regiment
1947: to the Pakistan Army
1956: Pakistan becomes a republic, sub-title dropped.
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Do you know if these units wore the standard Royal Artillery cap badge or did they have their own individual cap badge designs?

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I am not a badge guru, but I assume they wore from about 1901 the RA cap badge with the white metal M attached.
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Do you know if these units wore the standard Royal Artillery cap badge or did they have their own individual cap badge designs?

Tony
Yes as Wmr-RHB states they should wear the Royal Artillery gun cap badge with the affixed ‘M’ in WM for Militia. A picture of the men in service dress is here http://www.sligoarts.ie/media/MILITARY.pdf

However, they did have a specific HP for full dress.
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