SOE032 Skinner’s Horse Havildar
King and Country SOE032 ‘Skinner’s Horse Havildar’
In the British Indian Army a ‘Havildar’ was and still is the equivalent of a senior non commissioned officer, usually a sergeant of many years experience.
During the time when ‘the sun never set’ on the British Empire few of the world’s armies could have equalled the sight and splendor of Queen Victoria’s ‘Indian Army’.
And in that army the Cavalry were the most splendid and colourful of all... especially in their dress uniforms.
Possible the most colourful and certainly one of the most famous mounted regiments was ‘Skinner’s Horse’ (The 1st Duke of York’s Own Cavalry).
The regiment was founded by James Skinner, the son of a Scotsman and the daughter of a Rajput landowner who after many adventures formed a new regiment called ‘Capt. Skinner’s Corps of Irregular Horse’ which eventually was abbreviated to simply ‘Skinner’s Horse’.
Today ‘Skinner’s Horse’ is the premier cavalry regiment in the modern Indian Army and follows the proud traditions of the same regiment that served the British before independence.
Even its modern full dress uniforms are an accurate representation of the original ‘parade’ uniform worn during the time of British rule.
The ‘yellow’ colour of the long ‘kurta’ – style jacket was and is worn with the striped turban and dark blue cummerbund by all ranks.
When K&C first introduced our ‘Sons of the Empire’ series in 2009 it was always our intention to add some more dismounted figure to the ‘Skinner’s Horse’ collection and here they finally are...
Note the above price is the US$ price and A$ price will be calculated at time of purchase.
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