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Colonel James Skinner holding a Regimental Durbar Featured Print

Colonel James Skinner holding a Regimental Durbar

Colonel James Skinner holding a Regimental Durbar, 1827.Watercolour with gouache on European paper by Ghulam Ali Khan (fl 1817-1855), 1827.Inscribed in Nastaliq script lower left ?The work of Ghulam Ali Khan the painter, resident of the Seat of the Empire Shahjahanabad, it was completed in the Christian year 1827?Skinner, seated centre left, may be seen presiding over a durbar of his regiment, an occasion when any soldier was at liberty to raise with his commanding officer anything that concerned him. The holding of a durbar, when Skinner mixed freely with his soldiers and men, was a conscious re-creation of Afghan and Mughal military and ceremonial traditions, which gave his soldiers a corporate sense of their upward mobility in the Company's service.The son of a Scottish officer of the Bengal Army and a Rajput girl whom he had captured during the war against the Raja of Benares, James Skinner's (1778-1841) military career commenced with eight years service in the part European officered Maratha army. In 1803 when war broke out between the British and the Marathas he obliged to leave their service and after their defeat was made commander of 800 horsemen who joined the British. Such were the origins of what was to become the senior regiment of the Indian cavalry, Skinner's Horse (1st Duke of York's Own Cavalry). In 1827 the regiment was known as the 1st Regiment of Local Horse and had just been awarded the battle honour Bhurtpore for its part in the reduction of the fortress at Bharatpur, Skinner himself being made a Companion of the Order of the Bath. Skinner was well aware that on more than one occasion, racial prejudice against Eurasion officers had interfered with his advancement in the Company's service - counterbalanced only by his employers awareness of the important part he and his men played in their military build up, providing the light cavalry needed so urgently to fight the Pindaris and Marathas, and later settling conquered territory. In the lat

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Waterloo Medal 1815 Featured Print

Waterloo Medal 1815

Waterloo Medal 1815. One of two medals awarded to Surgeon William Jones. Surgeon Jones served as Regimental Surgeon to the 40th (2nd Somersetshire) Regiment in the Peninsular and at Waterloo. The surgeons in Wellington?s Army were barely able to cope with the thousands of casualties after Waterloo. Additional medical officers and civilian volunteers were sent from England to help, even then they were hopelessly overstretched. The Waterloo medal was the first ever ?campaign medal? issued by the British Army, given to every soldier regardless of their rank or role. It was awarded to all soldiers present at the Battle of Waterloo and the actions during the two previous days. Associated with Napoleonic Wars, Waterloo (1815). Date: 1815

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Volunteers undergoing physical checks, 1943 Featured Print

Volunteers undergoing physical checks, 1943

Photograph of volunteers undergoing physical checks, 1943 (c).Potential recruits to the 5th Mahratta Light Infantry undergo weight tests at the regimental depot at Belgaum. At the outbreak of World War Two, the Indian Army numbered around 200, 000 men. As the war progressed the Army would expand to become the largest all-volunteer force in history, rising to over 2.5 million men in size. The 5th Mahratta Light Infantry was one of the many Indian regiments that grew enormously, from five regular battalions to over 20 wartime battalions.From album of 37 photographs associated with 5th Mahratta Light Infantry, compiled by Maj C W Boultwood, 1943 (c).Associated with World War Two (1939-1945). Date: circa 1943

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