A regimental dinner, 1920s (c)
Photograph, India, 1920s (c).
British and Indian officers attend a regimental dinner with their wives. The regiment's fine selection of mess silver decorates the table while Indian servants look on in the background. Most items of mess silver were donated by officers when they joined or left the regiment, although objects were sometimes given when an officer married, for victory celebrations or as a forfeit for losing a bet or sporting contest.
From 283 photographs collected by Lieutenant-Colonel Victor Charles Alexander Munckton. Relating to 1/6th Hampshire Battery Royal Field Artillery, 1914-1917, Skinner's Horse, 1917-1923 and 1/7th and 14/7th Rajput Regiment, 1923-1946.
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