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1930's Official Regimental Photograph Album, A Field Service Cap & A Cigarette C 1930's Official Regimental Photograph Album, A Field Service Cap & A Cigarette C
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1930's Official Regimental Photograph Album, A Field Service Cap & A Cigarette C 1930's Official Regimental Photograph Album, A Field Service Cap & A Cigarette C
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Cheshire, North WestPublished 8 Years ago
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CategoryAccessories
ConditionUsed
Sale typeTrade
Manufactured Year1930s
Make1930's Official Regimental Photograph Album, A Field Service Cap & A Cigarette C
Model1930's Official Regimental Photograph Album, A Field Service Cap & A Cigarette C
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1930's Official Regimental Photograph Album, A Field Service Cap & A Cigarette Case All to the 13th Duke Of Connaught's Own Lancers. Sn 10778 10778

After the First World War, the number of Indian Cavalry Regiments was reduced. In September 1923, the 31st Duke of Connaught's Own Lancers were amalgamated with the 32nd Lancers to form 13th Duke of Connaught’s Own Bombay Lancers. The new badge was to be crossed lances with '13' on the intersection; a crown above and a scroll below, reading 'Duke of Connaught's Own.' Their uniform was blue with scarlet facings. In 1927 the Regiment was redesignated as the 13th Duke of Connaught's Own Lancers. The 13th Duke of Connaught's Own Lancers were one of the first two Indian Cavalry Regiments nominated for mechanisation. One squadron was equipped with the Vickers Medium Mark I tank and two squadrons with Staghound armoured cars. They were deployed on frontier duties but in April 1941, left for Iraq with the 10th Indian Division. They saw action against the Vichy French in Syria and also served in Persia and Iraq before joining the British Eighth Army in North Africa. This is an Official Photograph Album to the 13th Duke of Connaught's Own Lancers, containing original photographic images up to the 1930's. The leather bound album contains 24 pages of photographs of the Lancer's including portraits of Commanding Officers, Groups of Lancer's and Lancer's both in formation and in the Field together with images of Military establishments and awards. The album measures 16 x 12 x 2 inches and has the Regimental badge in gold on the front cover. The album also contains a Regimental greetings card embossed with Regimental badge containing an image of an armoured column identified as 'Batvia 1946' with a handwritten inscription 'To Mother and Father from Douglas farewell parade of Regt), also a 14th May 2000 dated Combined Cavalry memorial service programme from an event held at Hyde Park. The album is accompanied by a Field Service Cap (Tent Type) to the 13th Duke of Connaught's Own Lancers, with crimson body and blue flap embroidered with the regimental badge, all trimmed in gold, the black leather cloth lining has a manufacturer's label Ranken & Co. Ltd, India with handwritten name which appears to be 'Capt D.F. kerr'. The cap is approx. UK size 6. Also a metal cigarette case with hinged lid engraved with the Regimental badge. Price for this collection to the 13th Duke Of Connaught's Own Lancers includes UK delivery. Sn 10778

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