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When the 1/25th were sent to India it was without their beloved bicycles.
However not all regiments were keen on acquiring bicycles. The following image is from a postcard that Russell Ridout picked up on eBay. It was unattributed, but the logo at the top reveals that it refers to the Westmoreland & Cumberlands. After being proudly on horseback, it must have been very galling to be ‘demoted’ to two wheeled steeds.
Another interesting photo from Russell is the following. I wonder if the 25th worried about recruits “bad teeth”?
(Acknowledgements to the Imperial War Museum)