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Old 18-04-16, 12:22 PM
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Hi all,

Subject of an earlier thread relating to a Royal Artillery Indian Mess Servants pagri brass badge I show an attractive cast silver example. This is a post-1902 badge with RAR cypher. Reference to these is provided in Litchfield's 'Uniform Insignia of the Royal Artillery' p42/43. I understand that Indian Mess Servants could not wear the regimental cap badge so had a stylised badge as in this case and like the LR cypher version I have for the Leicestershire Regiment.

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Old 18-04-16, 12:24 PM
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Reverse showing pin for wearing in the turban.
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Old 18-04-16, 01:59 PM
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That's lovely Dean, what a nice thing to have.

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So now I've got to look for a "silver" one? Strewth, this hobby is never ending! Here are mine as per Litchfield's book although they appear to be white metal, they are each different in their metal composition. The third is an Indian Arty. Officer's crossbelt plate which is stamped on reverse "Barton Silver" Regards, David J.
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Not Mess waiter's but Indian Artillery O.R.s Parade headdress with silver thread badge. What say you Alli, Nice? Regards, D.J.
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oops, clicked in the wrong place! Here's the photo for my last post. Regards, D.J.
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And the other missing photo's. D.J.
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Not Mess waiter's but Indian Artillery O.R.s Parade headdress with silver thread badge. What say you Alli, Nice? Regards, D.J.
Yup David, I do say nice, very nice
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Thanks and just to be pedantic an Indian mess servants should be called a Khitmatgar and hence these are Khitmatgar badges.

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