1st BOMBAY LANCERS – 1885

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The Regiment was raised as  in 1817 as 1st Regiment of Bombay Light Cavalry. The most important battle honours before 1903: Afghanistan, Ghuznee 1839, Punjab, Mooltan. Central India, Burma 1885-87.


The composition in 1901: Deccani Mahrattas, Jats, Sijs, Pathans.

Uniforme in 1883 was dark Green, scarlet facings, gold lace. In 1903 it was dark blue, scarlet facings and gold lace.

Following the 1880 reform the regiment became a lancers regiment and the colour of both the drill uniform, field service uniform and battle dress were changed to khaki. The figure depicts a lancer in the Burma campaign of 1885-87 with the khaki uniform adopted a few years earlier

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54MM METAL KIT