By G. F. McMunn, E. RobertsХудожник: A. C. Lovett
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So an expedition composed of Madras troops took part in the war with Spain by early as 1762, capturing Manila. ARMY OF THE EAST INDIA COMPANY 15 In 1795, an expedition from India captured Ceylon from the Dutch and French, the native troops being from Madras, with the exception of some artillery Bengal. In 1795, an companies from expedition from Madras captured Amboyna and the Spice Islands from the Dutch. In 1801, a force from India under Sir David Baird proceeded to join the British force in Egypt, the 2nd and 13th Bombay In- some native fantry and artillery taking part.
In 1748 the regular European corps of the Company's service, who now form part of the British Line and the Royal Artillery, were first formed from these heterogeneous detachments and scattered comIn 1754 the first Royal troops came to panies. " By 1759, two years after Plassey, six regular native battalions existed in Madras, and a few years later similar corps were formed in Bombay. During the constant wars with the French, with Mysore and the Mahrattas, the presidential In armies grew and developed and were brigaded.
In 1808, a force of volunteers from the Bengal army proceeded to occupy Macao with a view to forestalling the French. In 1810, the depredations of the French privateers on British commerce demanded the capture of Mauritius (lie de France), Bourbon and Rodrigues. Expeditions, which Bombay and Madras corps and volunteer battalions from the Bengal army took part, reduced in the islands with In 1811, a little difficulty. large naval and military force THE ARMIES OF 16 INDIA proceeded to capture the Island of Java from the Dutch and French.