Perhaps the NCOs are from a Corps - or these are all men who were gallant in the same action.)We think those are Second Afghan War medals and IGS '54s I'd be very grateful for your advice.Cheers Jon I do not know what the 'necklaces' represent, but the uniforms appear to be of the Indian Army Sappers and Miners, who had British NCOs, as well as officers on establishment, and whose dress was based on that of Royal Engineers (whose other ranks had themselves previously been titled Sappers and Miners until 1856). The British officers present appear to be in blue (frogged) patrol jackets, while the others are in scarlet full dress tunics.The type of suspender bar was more common then, but should at least help you to narrow things down.If you use a search engine to research each of the regiments (and look at their 'honours'), that should also help.
Perhaps a key indicator is the officer in the background wearing a blue patrol jacket with fold down collar.
Maximilian Arturo to her BFF, "Given the fraudulent seeming nature of this woman's claims to be receiving a signal from underneath a nuclear meltdown area as well as my near death upon my previous involvement, I suggest a response that harkens back to our earlier childhoods. There are people who call their step-parents by their first names for quite some time.
Atsali was an orphan for a while, but knew her own parents.
Uniforms were scarlet with blue velvet facings for officers and SNCOs, with the latters collar and cuffs trimmed with yellow worsted cord in the form of an Austrian knot. As an example, the Queen’s Own Madras Sappers and Miners had their base in Bangalore. officers intent on a career in India would hope to spend several years with one of the three presidency sapper regiments where they would experience regimental life and ‘soldiering’, with a chance of campaign service.
Rank and file had doubled yellow worsted shoulder cords, but SNCOs were plaited, gold wire type. In 1890 the corps had an establishment of about 23 British officers, all of them commissioned in the Royal Engineers. The Madras Sappers and Miners at that time comprised ten companies with a total establishment of about 23 British officers, 65 British NCOs, 20 Indian officers, 122 Indian NCOs, 1070 Indian sappers and 118 others ranging from carpenters to bellows boys.
Secondly, the medal on the right hand NCO's chest appears to be the Afghanistan 1878-80 medal.