Two albums containing photographs relating to the service of Ernest Skingle in India with the 1st Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps during the Interwar period. Subjects include the battalion's time in Waziristan during 1927: Razmak Brigade camp; Idak Post between Razmak and Razani; the battalion on a 21 day march between Rawalpindi and Razmak; mountain roads around Razmak; a Bristol Fighter after a forced landing; sangers, outpost towers and picquet posts; the Afghan - Indian border at the Khyber Pass; views across the Tochi Valley; presentation of the 'Notts Gore' Cup (Not Score Cup) awarded to the worst shot in 'A Company'. Dating from 1928 - 1930 are photographs taken around Kailana in the United Provinces (Uttar Pradesh) including scenes from a company sports day; musketry on the rifle range; men of the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders (bandsmen and sword dancing) plus views of the Himalayas. There are also photographs of members of the battalion and the unit's camp at Gwalior in 1929 and men of the battalion's Lewis gun section - winners of a shield for marksmanship at Lucknow. There are also a number of individual and group photographs of members of the battalion, including those on a PT course at Kailana in 1930. Other group photographs include a nice shot of some armed Waziri tribesmen and another of Waziri scouts employed by the British. Another series of prints of particular interest show scenes during a civil disobedience march in Lucknow during 1928 (one of the activities inspired by Gandhi). These photographs include one showing the arrest of the march leaders. Also included in the collection are a number of commercially produced photographic postcards including portraits of Bachha Sakoo (former King of Afghanistan); another former King, Aman Ullah; and four senior Afghan officers including General Nadir Khan. Also depicted are the executions of Bachha Sakoo and his associates in 1929.
One red, cloth-covered, photograph album containing 73 prints and postcards glued to pages. The majority have captions, handwritten in ink, on the album pages. One light brown cloth-covered album with dark brown leather effect spine and corners, containing 95 prints fixed to pages using photo-corners, most of the photographs have captions handwritten on the pages in ink. There are also four loose items: 3 prints and 1 photo-postcard. Many of the photographic prints and postcards in the albums have handwritten information on the reverse.