Great Indian Peninsula Railway Regiment

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GIPR Volunteer Rifle Corps pouch belt plate

The Great Indian Peninsula Railway Regiment were an auxiliary regiment under the Bombay command. They comprised staff of the Great Indian Peninsula Railway.


  • 1875 raised on 29th December as the Great Indian Peninsula Railway Volunteer Corps[1]
  • 1908 amalgamated with the Midland Railway Volunteer Corps, which became 2nd Battalion, on 5th August[2]
  • 1917 1st April became 13th Great Indian Peninsula Railway Battalion[2]
  • 1920 redesignated Great Indian Peninsula Railway Regiment on 1st October[2]



Circa 1901:[1]

  • Uniform - Blue
  • Facings - Red
  • Working dress- Khaki drill

Circa 1920:

  • Uniform - Khaki
  • Facings - White
  • Badge - A stringed bugle surmounted by a crown with a scroll below inscribed "G.I.P. Rly. Regt."

External Links

  • Barnes In Retrospect by Mr. W. R. Coles. Contains details of the Cadet Company, Barnes School, Devlali, or Deolali on the Deccan Plateau; strength, 2 officers and 60 cadets. All the senior boys joined as soon as they were fifteen.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Indian Army List 1st Sept 1901
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Jackson, Major Donovan India's Army (1940)