3rd Bengal Lancers (Skinner’s Horse), officer’s 18mm


The officer’s 18mm button of the 3rd Bengal Lancers (Skinner’s Horse) is the pattern used between 1901 and 1921 and shows the regimental number on crossed lances with the title SKINNER’S HORSE on a scroll, all beneath a king’s crown. The backmark is a decorative star pattern. The button retains a good deal of the original gilt finish. 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.   sep1/1

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