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Collections - Badges and Insignia

Puggaree (Turban) Badges

Puggaree, puggree, pugree, or pugaree is the Indian word for turban (although it is also used by the British army for a cloth, or material, band wrapped around certain types of hat such as a bush hat.  The puggaree badges pictured here would have been worn by regimental servants in India. 


Puggaree badge, King's Own Royal Regiment, circa 1881-1895.
Accession Number KO0009/07


Puggaree badge, King's Own Royal Regiment, circa 1903-1912.
Accession Number KO0014/05

Puggaree badge, King's Own Royal Regiment, circa 1881-1895.
Accession Number KO0066/01

Puggaree badge, King's Own Royal Regiment, date before the 1920s.
Accession Number KO0642/01

Only a proportion of our collections are on display at anyone time.  Certain items are on loan for display in other institutions.  An appointment is required to consult any of our collections which are held in store.

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