2GR 2nd King Edward VII's Own Gurkha Rifles (The Simoor Rifles) Officer's Pouch Badge
Die cast blackened and of UK manufacture with two original long screw posts one with its original fastening nut. Same size as the cap badge but worn by officer's on the pouch. This pouch badge was worn by officers, the RSM and the Bugle Major from 1911 - 1994. It has not been overly polished and retains is factory black oxidised finish.
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Burma - Southern Shan States (SSS) Military Police Cap Badge, 1904 - 1942
Cast white metal which has been silver plated with two original lugs to the reverse. The letters SSS interspaced between crossed Gurkha kukri knifes beneath a King's Crown. As is found with every genuine examples of this badge, the final "S" is truncated. Circa 3.2cm wide and 3.5cm tall.
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Indian Para Military Police - 4th Battalion Special Armed Constabulary (SAC) Cast White Metal Cap Badge
A nicely cast silver plated cap badge with two original loops to the reverse. This unit with obvious Gurkha connection's. Believed to have been a post 1947 unit but dates not given for period of wear in the publication referred to below.
See the Gurkha Museum Publication "Insignia of Gurkha Units in India and Burma up to 1948" (2016) p58 refers.
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Indian Army - 11th Gurkha Rifles Blackened Brass Shoulder Title
As the 11th Gurkha Rifles were raised again in 1948 as the new 11th Gorkha Rifles, it can be confusing to date their insignia, which continued much as before Independence. The loops suggest an earlier rather than later example but cannot be certain.
The Gurkha Museum Publication "Insignia of Gurkha Units in India and Burma up to 1948" (2016) pp68-69 refer.
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Indian Army - 10th Gurkha Rifles (Sic) Blackened Brass Cap Badge
This badge falls into the category of oddity / manufacturer's error. It was mistakenly made for the 10th Gurkha Rifles with the number 15 above crossed kukris when in India in the early 1930s due to an administrative error. Presumably never issued. In good condition with two original loops to the reverse.
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Indian Army - 18th Garhwal Rifles (18RGR) Officer's Blackened Brass Shoulder Title
A die cast UK made example with two original hexagonal loop fixings to the reverse. In very good condition. Often mistaken for a Gurkha item.
The 18th Royal Garhwal Rifles wore a black metal shoulder title consisting of a Kings crown over 18RGR. It was worn with a red felt base. After independence the should title became Black metal 'GARHRIF'.
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Indian Army - East Coast Rifle Volunteers (ECRV) White Metal Shoulder Title
A die cast UK Made white metal shoulder title with three original dark toned loops to the reverse. Bugle to right. In very good condition. Formed in Madras in 1890. Worn in facing pairs until 1917. Scarce.
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Indian Army - NBV Northern Bengal Volunteers White Metal Shoulder Title
a scarce nickel metal title with two original loops to the reverse. Worn 1873 - 1889 only. Some signs of service wear otherwise in good condition.
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Colonial India - VR / Bombay White Metal Shoulder Title - Gaunt
VR / Bombay (Bombay Volunteer Rifles) shoulder title UK made and maker marked GR Gaunt London. Disbanded 1947. Two original loops to the reverse, slight polishing otherwise in very good condition.
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WW1/WW2 Indian Medical Service Officers OSD Cap Badge - Blades
A die cast brass badge (rather than bronze) with two original blades (north - south) - do not recommend playing with these as the can become brittle with age. Circa 4.5cms tall. In very good condition with sharp detail.
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