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With Medal Roll of the Volunteer Long Service Medal (India)

Alan Harfield


 Tom Donovan Editions offer what is set to become another standard reference work. The Auxiliary Force India is the result of many years of detailed in-depth research by the late Major Alan Harfield. Within its 750 pages will be found a history of the volunteer service in India from earliest days to the organised arrangements that followed the Indian Mutiny, then the creation of the AFI in 1920 through to its demise with the granting of Independence in 1947.

 Volunteer units – consisting, like the Rifle Volunteers in Great Britain and their successors, of part-time volunteers that could be ‘called-out’ to aid the Civil Power during times of domestic unrest – were formed in hundreds of towns and cities throughout British India. This book provides details of them all.

 Following this essential background there are histories of every volunteer unit, including Light Horse and Mounted Rifles, Artillery, Engineers, Signallers and infantry, Railway Corps and various miscellaneous units.

 These records provide a chronicle of the fortunes of the volunteer movement in India, its organisation, armament, uniforms, training activities and occasional employment in aid of the civil power.

● Each unit history is provided with a roll of the members of the unit who received long service medals.

 ● 746 pages, large format, with 69 illustrations and 10 maps.

 ● Limited edition with dustwrapper and slipcase, printed on fine paper in sewn cased binding.

 Price £120.00 plus postage (UK and Europe - £10.00, USA & Canada - £14.00,  Far East, Australia and New Zealand - £20.00)


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                Publication Date: 30th November 2015