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Artworks created by Indian artists for the British soldiers serving on the subcontinent provide a fascinating insight into early Anglo-Indian relations.
Nepalese soldiers known as Gurkhas have fought for Britain since 1815. Here we explore their history and find out why they have long been regarded among the finest and fiercest soldiers.
This infantry regiment was raised in 1824. It continued in British Army service until the 1881 reforms, when it became part of The North Staffordshire (Prince of Wales’s) Regiment.
This infantry unit was raised in 1758. It served in several British Army campaigns until 1881, when it became part of The Gloucestershire Regiment.
This regiment became part of the British Army in 1862. But its origins date back to the 17th century, when the East India Company first established units of European troops.
This infantry regiment became part of the British Army in 1862. Prior to this, it had served for over a century with the East India Company's army.
This regiment's origins stretch back to the 1680s, when it became part of the East India Company's army. In 1862, it transferred to the British Army and then merged into The Royal Dublin Fusiliers in 1881.
This infantry unit was raised in 1793. It continued in British Army service until the 1881 reforms, when it was merged into The South Staffordshire Regiment.
Cavalry charges might win a battle, but with poor leadership they could end in disaster. Many are remembered and celebrated because of the risk involved, whether successful or not.
This infantry regiment was raised in 1702. It served with the British Army until 1881, when it was merged into The Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry.
This cavalry regiment was formed in 1685. It went on to serve in many British Army campaigns until 1958, when it became part of The Queen’s Own Hussars.
This infantry unit was raised in 1755. It served in many British Army campaigns until 1881, when it was amalgamated into The Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment).
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