Hi all, I am interested to know what headgear the Indian troops wore. I understand it was a mix of soft hats, the comforters, helmets and turbans, but am interested to find out the breakdown (ie did whole companies or battalions wear turbans or was there a mix of headgears within these units). Any information or links much appreciated! Cheers Simon The IA used a whole and to the uninitiated bewildering variety of headgear ranging from turbans of various styles, berets, soft hats, tin hats, comforters and even shakos (for the Madras Sappers). The type of headgear depended entirely on the ethnic class recruited in the unit. All members of an ethnic class wore the same headgear. Within ethnic classes various types of heagear were specific to different regiments. For instance Hindu Jats in the Jat Regiment might wear the Jat style turban or the Kullah wali Pagri. Hindu Jats in the Rajputana Rifles tied the Rajasthani Safa.