77th Moplah Rifles

Havildar, 1905

The two regiments of Moplahs were easily distinguishable because the 77th wore a rifle green tunic, faced red, whilst the 78th wore a scarlet tunic faced green. For the 77th this was a complete departure from the uniform of the old 17th whose position in the Madras line they had inherited, being red with white facings. The fez has a black tassle not seen here. The buttons and shoulder titles are of black metal.

Uniforms | Regimental History


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