Randy's Toy Soldier Catalog

U.S. Army Band (Britains 5391) "Pershings Own"

Modelled on a set originally issued by Britains in 1956 (5000 issued)

The 5th (Princess Charlotte of Wale's) Dragoon Guards (Britains 8821)

The 5th Dragoon Guards, forerunners of the Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards, display their colorful uniforms complete with flowing red and white plumes. The set comprises two troopers with drawn sabres, a trumpeter with the traditional all red plum and an officer signalling 'the charge.'

The Kings Royal Rifle Regiment (Britains 8822)

These 'traditional' toy soldiers depict this famous Regiment in their 'Rifle Green' uniforms and busbies. The K.R.R.C. were always positioned in front of the main 'red coated' forces and fought in small groups as snipers and sharpshooters. The regiment never carried colors, its battle honors being embossed on the hat badges of all members of the register.

Mounted Royal Artillery Officer (1914) (Britains 8910)

The R.A. Officer in full dress uniform with Blue Cloth Universal Helment, with officer appointments, a gilt peak edge and spine. His sword is carried on two slings from a belt worn underneath the tunic.

2nd (Sirmoor) Gurka Rifles, c. 1900 (Britains 8841)

Originally formed in 1815 as the Sirmoor battalion of the Bengal Local Infantry the regiment eventually became the 2nd Gurka Rifkes. After fighting with great distinction in both world wars and inter war years in the troubled North West Frontier area, the Gurkas became part of the British Army in the partitioning of India in 1947. The set features an officer, bugler, and four privates.

27th Punjab (Rawalpindi) Regiment of the Bengal Infantry, c. 1900 (Britains 8842)

This famous 'Line' Infantry regiment of the India Arm, the 27th Punjabis were formed in 1861 from the 19th Infantry Regiment (Rawalpindi). The three Sepoys, bugler, and officer wear the 'drab' uniform originally designed to enable the soldier to blend into the dusty Indian landscape. At the Partitioning of India in 1947, the 27th Punjabis became part of the Pakistan Army.

The Governor General's Bodyguard c. 1900 (Britains 8843)

Formed in 1773, the 'Bodyguards' became the senior regiment of the Indian Army, with detachments alloted to the various regional governors in India, such as Bengal, Madras, and Bombay. They wear what is probably the finest uniform ever worn by the Indian Army, their own ornate turbans, scarlet tunics, and equipment are heavily adorned with gold braid. This set depicts two Sowars, a Trumpeter, and a Viceroy's Commision Officer.

25th Calvalry (Frontier Force), c. 1900 (Britains 8844)

In 1922 the regiment amalgamated with the 22nd Calvalry and took the name of Sam Brown's Calvalry, famous for inventing the shoulder and waist belt combination to carry both sword and revolver. The set comprises two Sowars, a Trumpeter, and British Officer armed with carbines. In 1947, the regiment became part of the Pakistan Army