A very good pair of Shoulder Slips to the 31st Indian Armoured Division, 14th Battery Royal Horse Artillery, depicting an embroidered charging elephant on a green felt background above a brass RHS on red felt backing with posts and pins, all on a Khaki slip. Very good condition.
According to Chris Kempton's Divisional History section of his reference work "Loyalty and Honour" the 14th RHA served with the 31st Indian Armoured Division from 8th November 1943 until 10th January 1946. Having been formed in Dhond, India, on 1st September 1942 from 414 Battery and 525 Battery. It then served as part of 7th Armoured Brigade from then until May 1943, in Syria, before moving to 10th Armoured Division in June 1942.
In November 1943, it was reorganised to include 524 Battery and then served with 31st Indian Armoured Division in North Africa and Syria again in March 1944. With the 31st Indian Armoured Division the Regiment then served in Persia, Egypt, Lebanon and Syria, until the end of the war.
The Regiment was disbanded in 1947 making these very rare Shoulder Slips.
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