MADRAS REGIMENT ---TRAVANCORE STATE FORCES WERE PART OF THIS


Crest


Madras Infantry
1758

Regimental Badge
1850

Regimental Crest
1850

Regimental Badge
1865

Regimental Crest
1865

Regimental Badge
1891


Badge 10 MADRAS
Native Infantry

Badge 20 MADRAS
Native Infantry

Badge 83 Wallajahbad
Light Infantry

Madras Regiment Crest 1865

Madras Regiment Crest

Mysore State Force1951


State Forces of Travancore & Cochin1951

Madras Regiment Crest 1942-52
 

After the Battle of Assaye (1803), the device of the Assaye Elephant was sanctioned as a special honour-badge to the 2nd, 4th, 8th, 10th and 24th Madras Infantry. The Regiment therefore claimed the Assaye Elephant as part of its Cap Badge. The present Regimental Crest consists of the Assaye Elephant surmounting a pair of Malabar swords with a shield at the crossing, and a scroll below inscribed 'THE MADRAS REGIMENT'. It is bi-metallic, the shield being in brass and the rest in white chrome. The elephant faces west as seen from the front, and has an arched back, a slightly curved trunk, tusks pointing upwards, and a sagging belly, with the tuft of the tail resting at the rear edge of its left thigh.