29 June 2011

Skinner's Horse

At the Armed Forces fun day at Peninsula Barracks last Sunday there were a number of military re-enactment societies including Skinner's Horse. This was a unit of the British Indian Army founded by Colonel James Skinner in 1803. After Indian independence the regiment became part of the Indian Army.

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  1. Quite dashing. I guess cavalry always is.

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  2. They sure looked very colorful back then.

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  3. Those are quite the handsome, regal uniforms they are wearing! Smashing!

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  4. Not really ideal for camouflage ! but real nice and colorful !

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  5. Yes the colour of the uniforms were quite striking, but then it does mean the enemy could definitely see you coming!

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  6. o come on., back in early 19th century., who cared for the camouflage.. moreover., its a ceremonial uniform...

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    1. That's me in the middleSeptember 24, 2012 at 4:10 PM

      Actually it's full dress but would have been worn with the men on parade and in the field.

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