British Regiment Parade In Bangalore – Old Photo 1928
This is another photo of the British regiment’s parade in Bangalore or Bengaluru in 1928. A big gathering shown watching the military’s ceremony at Bangalore’s Cantonment area. Note the Union Jack flag flying high in the foreground.
See my earlier post on- British Cavalry Parade In Bangalore – Old Postcard 1918.
After the Anglo-Mysore Wars defeating Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan and seizing their fort in Bangalore. The British made Bengaluru an important military base. Establishing a cantonment area for its huge military presence including civil service officers. It was a self-contained city in a city, with markets, shops, restaurants, bars, religious places of worship, and so on. Soldiers and officers or their families did not have the need to leave the cantonment.
Read more- Bangalore Cantonment.
Did you know- Bengaluru was called the ‘Garden City Of India’ from 1927 onwards
More from the collection- Bombay Fort And Harbour – Old Map/Plan 1754., 1971 Raja Ravi Varma Commemorative First Day Cover., Afsar Jung The Nizam’s Aide’s Horse Carriage – Old Postcard., Tannah or Thane Viaduct GIPR – Old Print 1867