Help please - Identity of Indian Army Formation Badge

Discussion in 'British Indian Army' started by Rothy, Aug 29, 2019.

  1. Rothy

    Rothy Well-Known Member

    The following shoulder-worn cloth formation badge comes from a photo of an officer of The Burma Regiment. I'm uncertain of the identity of the formation and would be grateful for any help please.


    The closest possible match I have found is that of Central Command (India). That headquarters badge was a red circle set within a black equal-sided diamond. However, in the drawing I have seen of this badge the circle is of much thinner gauge/thickness than that in the photo.

    Central Command is a possibility as the Burma Army was reorganised and then based at Hoshiarpur which came within the Central Command area.

    The Burma Regiment came into existence in October 1942. The officer in question went home on leave to the U.K. at some point after the 1942 Burma campaign and returned to Burma later in the war.

  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

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  3. travers1940

    travers1940 Well-Known Member

    Two versions of the Central Command (India) badge are shown on the Imperial War Museum site, one having the red circle in the same proportions as in post 1. Although not shown as such on the illustration, it says it is a diamond shaped badge.

    In the photo in post one it looks like the soldier has prev worn a square badge in the space for the Central Command badge, or realligned his CentralCommand badge from level to diamond.

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  4. Rothy

    Rothy Well-Known Member

    Excellent, thank you
  5. timuk

    timuk Well-Known Member

    I can find two examples of formation badge for Central Command:


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  6. Rothy

    Rothy Well-Known Member

    Thank you, Tim
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    timuk Well-Known Member


    JITTER PARTY Well-Known Member

    This seems to be an actual example, although being sold by a dealer as a 72 Bde badge;
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