The museum is currently undertaking a large-scale digitization project on the enormous photographic collection we hold. While scanning in an album this week, museum staff discovered the following photos, taken on this week in 1931. The 1st Battalion Hampshire Regiment was serving in Waziristan in India at the time; the 1st Battalion served in India from 1927-1938 continuously.
The photograph below shows an early bi-plane used to drop supplies attached to parachutes. The mountainous terrain of the region meant that resupply was difficult for the troops, so aeroplanes were used as it was often easier to reach the more remote outposts.