(Last Updated on : 07-12-2012)
Northern Bengal Volunteer Rifle Corps, also known as Northern Bengal Mounted Rifles, was a former British Indian Infantry unit that functioned 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 6th August 1873 by the British Empire in India. Later on 5th August 1881, the regiment was merged with the Darjeeling Volunteer Rifle Corps.
It was later re-structured and re-designated as the Northern Bengal Mounted Rifles on 15th February 1889. The uniform of Northern Bengal Volunteer Rifle Corps was a scarlet dress with white facings. The military badge included the image of a Bengal Tiger. The headquarters was established at Darjeeling
. The armed force comprised of six companies that were stationed in Purnea, Alipur Duars, Nagrakot, Dam Dim, Jalpaiguri
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