The Great Indian Peninsula Railway Regiment was a former infantry unit of the Auxiliary Forces under the British Indian Army. It was a volunteer corps regiment that functioned under the Bombay Army. The military battalion was also included as a part of the Bombay Command. The unit was formed as the Great Indian Peninsula Railway Volunteer Corps on 29th December 1875. Later in 1908, the Great Indian Peninsula Railway Regiment was merged with the Midland Railway Volunteer Corps.
The army unit consisted of personnel from the Great Indian Peninsula Railway which was the forerunner of the Central Railway. The headquarters of the regiment was established at Bombay (now Mumbai) in 1901. The uniform of the troops included a blue formal dress with red facings. Later in 1920, the uniform was modified to a Khaki dress with white facings. The badge included a bugle surmounted by a crown.
Designations of Great Indian Peninsula Railway Regiment
The Great Indian Peninsula Railway Regiment held many titles through out the re-organisations of the British Indian army. These are mentioned below-
* Great Indian Peninsula Railway Volunteer Corps in 1875
* 2nd Battalion, Midland Railway Volunteer Corps in 1908
* 13th Great Indian Peninsula Railway Battalion in 1917
* Great Indian Peninsula Railway Regiment in 1920
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