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Bangalore Rifle Volunteers unit was an army regiment of the Auxiliary Forces under the British Indian Army
. It was a volunteer corps unit that was raised on 31st November 1868 by the British administration in India. The regiment served under the administrative control of the Madras Army
of Madras Presidency
. On 21st November 1884, a number of detached companies of the unit were used to raise the Coorg and Mysore Rifle Corps
The headquarters of the Bangalore Rifle Volunteers was established in Bangalore (now Bengaluru
) in 1901. The troops wore khaki drill formal dress and the detachments were stationed in Kolar Gold Fields, Mysore and Whitefield. The minor unit of the Bangalore Rifle Volunteers stationed in Kolar Gold Fields
was later separated in order to form the Kolar Gold Fields Rifle Volunteers on 23rd January 1903.
The Bangalore Rifle Volunteers battalion was eventually merged with the Coorg and Mysore Rifles on 1st April 1917 and was designated as the 6th Bangalore, Coorg and Mysore Battalion. It was again renamed as the Bangalore Battalion on 1st October 1920.
The uniform of the troops were modified in 1940 which included rifle green formal dress with scarlet facings. The motto of the unit was "Defence not Defiance".
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