Original Mounted Screen Badge – INS Rajput 1948
INS Rajput was previously HMS Rotherham , a WW2 Royal Navy R Class Destroyer
HMS Rotherham was decommissioned in 1945, and the ship was sold to India in 1948, serving as INS Rajput until 1976
She saw active service during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. India maintains the Rajput was responsible for sinking the Pakistan Navy submarine Ghazi, though Pakistan contests this, contending the submarine was sunk by the accidental detonation of one or more of the laid or about-to-be-laid mines the ship was carrying
Only one in existence , a rare and heavy mounted screen badge
On the back there is an old newspaper article referencing Prince Charle’s visit to India, there is also pencil notes made on the back
Mount : 63 cm x 38.5 cm
Badge : 50 cm x 38 cm
24 kg weight approximately
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