3rd Bengal Lancers (Skinner’s Horse). Officer’s 18mm


The officer’s 18 mm button is the pattern used between 1901 and 1921 and shows the regimental number on crossed lances with the title on a scroll, all beneath a king’s crown. There is no backmark and the flat engraved button may have been worn on a hunting jacket, mess waiter’s uniform or hunting jacket.  One of the most famous of Indian cavalry regiments, named after its Anglo-Indian founder James Skinner, the unit wore a most distinctive uniform of bright yellow earning it the nickname of the Yellow Boys. It remains one of the most senior and important units in the modern Indian Army’s Armoured Corps. jun4/5    SOLD 23rd October 2021

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