Indian Army Raksha medal 1965, awarded to an officer of the President’s Body Guard

£50.00

The Raksha Medal was awarded in 1965 to members of the Indian armed forces with at least 180 days service. This example of the 35mm cupro nickel medal is particularly interesting in being awarded to an officer of the President’s Body Guard, the senior cavalry regiment of the Indian Army with a strength of around 200, usually involved in ceremonial duties as mounted lancers but also an élite fighting force. The unit is a direct  descendent of the former Governor General’s Body Guard which was raised in 1773 when Warren Hastings was Governor General. The impressed naming is 137102 MAJOR SINGH . P.B.G.    mar1/4

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