British Regiment Parade At Bangalore Cantonment, 1928 Photo
A 1928 photo of a British regimental parade at Bangalore Cantonment. A British military regimental parade seems to be in progress at the Parade Ground. In attendance is a large crowd shown watching the military ceremony at Bangalore (Bengaluru) Cantonment. Note the Union Jack flag flying from a flagpole.
See previous post British Cavalry Parade In Bangalore – Old Postcard 1918.
After the British defeated Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan and seized the Bangalore Fort during the Anglo-Mysore Wars. They stayed back and made Bangalore an important military base. A cantonment for its military presence including civil service officers was established. Cantonments were a self-contained city in a city, with markets, shops, restaurants, bars, religious places of worship, and so on.
Read more- Bangalore Cantonment.
Did you know- Bengaluru was called the ‘Garden City Of India’ from 1927 onwards
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