Bengal Cavalry Regiments 1857-1914 (Men-at-Arms, Volume 91) by Ronald Harris

By Ronald Harris

The British reference to India dates from the formation of the Honourable East India corporation within the seventeenth century, whilst an army strength was once had to shield Britain's useful buying and selling pursuits. by way of 1914, there have been over forty regiments of Indian cavalry, all of that have been commanded by means of British officials. This ebook offers an outline of the part cavalry regiments within the years among the good Mutiny of 1857 and the outbreak of global warfare I. quite a few modern images and 8 color plates provide an extraordinary glimpse into the certain uniforms of the cavalry.

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Ofticas wore black shoulderboards on their khaki jackets, which were worn over lighterc o 1 o d khaki shirta and ties. These had a gold stripe running from the button next to the neck to the shoulder seam. Lieutenants and captains wore one, two and three silver 'pip' (in the shape of plum blossoms) on a plain gold stripe; majors and &neb, one, two and thtae pip on more elaborate gold stripes; and generals, two three, four and five small pips on an even more elaborate gold stripe. By 1968,with a greatly enlarged m y , NCO chevrons were changed, with three chevrons g & g to the new rank ofsergurnt h a t daas.

1986 - . 1. Sergesol, Royal A u s t r d i ~ nRegimenl, 1969 1. 1st Lieutenmi Royal Australian h o u r e d Regiment. 1969 3. h p e r . US Annos I969 1. Chief Warrant OfRmr, US 1st Cavalry Div. IAinnobileI. 1970 1. Enlietcd man. North-V Amy. 1976 2. Colonel-DencnLN a t h V h w m s e Army. 1976 s. Macine. North V k b m n A~m y . 1976 1st Marine Division organized a number of the hot' chanh into the 'Kit CScouts', a unit designed to perform recomahnce work. The programme worked out so well that in September 1967 General Westmoreland ordered all US divisions, Army and Marine, to oganizc similar units.

Insignia were rarely worn, although division shoulder patches were worn by some Scouts, while others won special flash= One group headquartered in Tri Ton in rg6g-p wore subdued MACV patches with the black block letten 'KCS' at the top and the town name at the bottom; in 1971 they changed to black Rashes bordered red with the worda 'w ~ A B W N acorn* in two lines, on the left 'TRITON' and the right 'CHAW DOC', both also in two lines. sometimes wore olive gram name tags over their right pockets and dive green tags with the letten 'KCS' ovu their left pockets.

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