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Gurkhas in British Uniform - Military, Paramilitary & Police Service      Volume 1

This CD contains 100 illustrations of uniforms, complemented with descriptive text, worn by the various military, paramilitary & police units serving British interests in the Empire & Commonwealth. Included are a selection of unit badges and brief unit histories. All plates are full page illustrations, as shown immediately below.

A complete list of illustrations is shown at the bottom of the page.     Cost $24.00

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Sepoy, 6th Gurkha Rifles, 1933

The felt hat is worn with a flat brim and drill multi-fold puggaree. 

In hotter conditions the light grey-blue shirt was worn in place of the jacket or pullover shirt.  For junior ranks it was very plain, as shown.  NCOs had breast pockets, whilst Officers wore a drill version of the NCOs pattern.

The shirt had dark metal buttons and a half opening.  The shoulder straps were used to display company coloured loops.  The different loops are shown and are as follows:

HQ - Dark green over black

A Company - Red

B Company Blue

C Company Yellow

D Company Green

Support Company White over black

Similarly coloured flashes were worn under the hose top turnover.  The loops and flashes lasted until 1937 when their use was discontinued.

The equipment is 1915 pattern webbing, and the SMLE rifle and bayonet are carried.

Drill shorts are worn with khaki hose tops, short woollen puttees and ankle boots.  A yellow Company flash is worn under the turn down.

If you would like to purchase individual, or a number of, plates from this CD use the button below to indicate the CD number (02) and the title of each plate. The cost is 70cents per plate, with descriptions and photographs included where relevant.

CD number & plate title

Sepoy, Frontier Police, 1866   Captain, 44th Gurkha Rifles, 1875   Sepoy, 44th Gurkha Rifles, 1875   Lieutenant, 44th Gurkha Rifles, 1878   Sepoy, Frontier Police, 1878   Sepoy, 1st Gurkha Rifles, 1880   Sepoy, 4th Gurkha Rifles, 1880   Naik, 5th Gurkha Rifles, 1882   Havildar, Bengal Frontier Police, 1883   Native Officer, Garo Hills Military Police Battalion, 1885   Sepoy, 4th Gurkha Rifles, 1886   Sepoy, 5th Gurkha Rifles, 1889   Sepoy, Kubo Hills Military Police Battalion, 1889   Havildar, 2nd Gurkha Rifles, 1890   Sepoy, Kashmir Rifles, 1890   Bugler, 4th Gurkha Rifles, 1891   Sepoy, Shwebo Hills Military Police Battalion, 1891   Sepoy, Lakimpur Military Police Battalion, 1893   Sepoy, Gurkhas, 1896   Piper, 5th Gurkha Rifles, 1895   Sepoy, Assam Military Police, 1897   Captain, 2nd Gurkha Rifles, 1898   Bandsman, Assam Military Police, 1898   Lieutenant, 2nd Gurkha Rifles, 1899   Sepoy, Mogamgo Battalion, Burma Military Police, 1899   Staff Havildar, 2nd Gurkha Rifles, 1900   Sepoy, Chin Hills Battalion, Burma Military Police, 1903   Piper, 8th Gurkha Rifles, 1904   British Officer, 4th Gurkha Rifles, 1906   Sepoy, 6th Gurkha Rifles, 1909   Sepoy, Burma Military Police, 1910   Sepoy, 5th Gurkha Rifles, 1912   Subedar, 6th Gurkha Rifles, 1912   Piper, 6th Gurkha Rifles, 1912   Jemadar, 8th Gurkha Rifles, 1912   British Officer, 10th Gurkha Rifles, 1912   Sepoy, Gurkhas, 1912   Sepoy, Lakimpur Battalion, Burma Military Police, 1913   Sepoy, 6th Gurkha Rifles, 1913   Piper, 10th Gurkha Rifles, 1914   Native Officer, Assam Military Police Battalion, 1914   Sepoy, France, 1914   Sepoy, Calcutta Armed Police, 1916   Sepoy, 5th Gurkha Rifles, 1917   Major, 3rd Battalion, 6th Gurkha Rifles, 1918   Sepoy, East Bengal & Assam Police, 1918   Lance Naik, 5th Gurkha Rifles, 1919   Piper, 10th Gurkha Rifles, 1920   Naik, 2nd Gurkha Rifles, 1921   Sepoy, East Bengal & Assam Police, 1922   Sepoy, Assam Rifles, 1922   Sepoy, Eastern Frontier Rifles, 1922   Captain, 3rd Gurkha Rifles, 1925   Lance Naik, 5th Gurkha Rifles, 1927   Guard, Gurkha Hospital, Indian Hospital Corps, 1928   Subedar, 1st Battalion, 8th Gurkha Rifles, 1930   Sepoy, 1st Battalion, 4th Gurkha Rifles, 1933   Sepoy, 6th Gurkha Rifles, 1933   Sepoy, 2nd Battalion, 9th Gurkha Rifles, 1934   Havildar, 2nd Battalion, 8th Gurkha Rifles, 1934   Head Constable, Assam Police, 1934   Captain, 3rd Gurkha Rifles, 1935   Captain, 7th Gurkha Rifles, 1935   Bandsman, Assam Rifles, 1935   Lance Naik, 2nd Battalion, 1st Gurkha Rifles, 1936   Bandsman, 2nd Gurkha Rifles, 1936   British Officer, 4th Gurkha Rifles, 1936   Sepoy, 1st Gurkha Rifles, 1937   British Officer, 7th Gurkha Rifles, 1937   Lance Naik, 10th Gurkha Rifles, 1937   Lieutenant, 10th Gurkha Rifles, 1937   Sepoy, Eastern Frontier Rifles, 1937   Sepoy, 2nd Battalion, Burma Field Force, 1938   British Officer, 2nd Gurkha Rifles, 1938   Lieutenant, 6th Gurkha Rifles, 1938   British Officer, 7th Gurkha Rifles, 1938   Sepoy, 7th Gurkha Rifles, 1939   Sepoy, 7th Gurkha Rifles, 1939   Sepoy 10th Gurkha Rifles, 1939   Sepoy, Assam Rifles, 1939   Subedar, 3rd Battalion 5th Gurkha Rifles, 1941   Havildar, 9th Gurkha Rifles, 1941   Piper, 3rd Gurkha Rifles, 1942   Sepoy, Special Armed Force, 1942   Naik, Italy, 1943   Captain, Tripura Rifles, 1944   Drummer, 10th Gurkha Rifles, 1944   Constable, Darjeeling Police Force, 1944   Naik, 2nd Gurkha Rifles, 1945   Sepoy, 5th Gurkha Rifles, 1945   Sepoy, Gurkha Parachute Company, 1945   Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, 5th Gurkha Rifles, 1946   Lieutenant, 10th Gurkha Rifles, 1950   Constable, Singapore Police, 1950   British Officer, 7th Gurkha Rifles, 1953   Sepoy, 10th Gurkha Rifles, 1961   British Officer, 10th Gurkha Rifles, 1961    Havildar, 6th Gurkha Rifles, 1967   Gurkha, 6th Gurkha Rifles, 1969    Private, Gurkhas, 1978