(Last Updated on : 01/01/2013)
The Eastern Bengal Volunteer Rifle Corps, also known as Eastern Bengal Company, was an erstwhile British Indian Infantry unit which operated under the Volunteer Corps of the British Indian Army
. The auxiliary regiment was a part of the Bengal Army
of Bengal Presidency
as well as the Bengal Command. The regiment was raised on 23rd January 1901 by the British Empire in India
. It was formed by the amalgamation of the Chittagong Volunteer Rifle Corps and the Dacca Volunteer Rifle Corps.
The uniform of the troops of Eastern Bengal Volunteer Rifle Corps included khaki drill formals. The detached companies of the regiment were posted in the army bases at Feni, Comilla, Chittagong, Barisal, Chandpur, Mymensingh and Narainganj. The battalion was re-designated as the 41st Eastern Bengal Company on 1st April 1917. Later it was renamed as the Eastern Bengal Company on 1st October 1920.
The uniform was modified in 1940 and included khaki formal dress with yellow facings. The military badge included the image of a crocodile and the motto "Vis Et Tenax".
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