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The Cawnpore Volunteer Rifle Corps was a former infantry unit of the British Indian Army
. It was a part of the British Colonial Auxiliary Forces. The regiment of the British volunteer corps was formed on 16th August 1877 by the British Empire in India
. The erstwhile unit served under the administrative authority of the Bengal command.
The headquarters of the regiment was established in Cawnpore (now Kanpur
). The uniform included khaki drill for the troops. In the year 1901, the detachments of the Cawnpore Volunteer Rifle Corps were stationed at various army camps in Saugor, Nowgong, Damoh
, Lalitpur, Orai, Fatehpur, Jhansi
On 5th February 1886 the troops of the Cawnpore Volunteer Rifle Corps formed the Cawnpore Light Horse.
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