Regimental Durbar (Detail)

We apologise for this detail being in black and white. Colonel Skinner's native style uniform is more decorated that anyone else's and he and his son have different and unusual helmets. Behind Lt Skinner can be seen a clerk who notes details of the new man. The Indian officers seated in order of seniority all have a plume on their helmet. The mounted man in the forground is a new recruit, who according to the sillidar system that existed in the irregular cavalry at the time, provided his own horse and equipment. The Indian adjutant can be seen standing next to him measuring his horse. We can clearly see the trumpet-major holding his trumpet.

Durbar | Regimental details

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by Stephen Luscombe