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Title Scinde Horse officer's silver cap or collar badge
Nationality British Empire
Period 1932
Price £60.00

This Birmingham hallmarked example (just over 2.5 cm tall) would have been worn (1922-51) by the Scinde Horse (14th POW Own Cavalry), an amalgamation in 1921 of various Bombay cavalry units. In particular, this meant both of John Jacob's old cavalry regiments being reunited in one command.

John Jacob raised the 1st SH in 1842 to protect the British army, returning from Afghanistan to India, from Baluch marauders. In 1846 a second regiment was raised by Jacob, both units serving on the NWF and in Scinde, the 1st SH serving in Central India in the Mutiny, when a 3rd SH was raised. In 1882 the 3rd SH was disbanded, following general belt-tightening throughout the Indian Cavalry, the remainder becoming 5th and 6th Bombay Cavalry, three years later becoming 35th Scinde Horse and 36th Jacob's Horse respectively. 14-18 saw the 35th on internal duties in India, with the 36th serving on the Western Front and Palestine.

It is a die-struck silver badge in good condition.

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[Militaria : Badges : British Empire : 20th Century]

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