Assam Bengal Railway Battalion

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The Assam Bengal Railway Battalion were an auxiliary regiment. They comprised staff of the Assam-Bengal Railway.

Chronology

  • 1901 formed as Assam-Bengal Railway Volunteer Rifles on 23rd January[1][2]
  • 1917 1st April, became the 42nd Assam Bengal Railway Battalion[1]
  • 1920 1st October, redesignated Assam Bengal Railway Battalion[1]

Details

In 1901:[3]

  • Headquarters - Chittagong
  • Uniform - Summer: Khaki Drill, Winter: Khaki serge with dark green facings trimmed with silver lace

By 1940:[1]

  • Uniform - Khaki
  • Facings - Green
  • Badge - Bengal tiger encircled by a laurel wreath ensigned by a royal crown
  • Motto - "In Omnia Paratus"


Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Jackson, Major Donovan India's Army (1940)
  2. Indian Army List 1901 states "Formed by MD letter No 3323-B dated 16th Nov 1900 and No. 1329-B, dated 10th April 1901"
  3. Indian Army List 1st Sept 1901