Chota Nagpur Regiment, AF(I)


The scarce 17mm brass button has the unit’s badge of a horseshoe carrying the regimental title C.N. REGT. with a snake curling round it, all beneath a king’s crown. It has no backmark. This was a very small unit with headquarters at Ranchi. Ashok Nath Izzat [797] shows a drawing of the button and notes that it was composed of 1 cavalry squadron, 1 infantry company, 5 motor platoons, and 1armoured car section. As a unit of the Auxiliary Forces ( India ) it was composed of 266 Europeans, 132 Anglo Indians and 5 Parsees. The regiment assumed this title in 1920 and survived until Independence.

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