- 2nd Punjab Regiment
Infobox Military Unit
unit_name=2nd Punjab Regiment
caption=Regimental Insignia of the Punjab Regiment
dates= 1922 - 1947
British Indian Army
motto="Sthal Wa Jal (By Land and Sea)"
colors= Green and Gold
Galleywith a bank of oars and sail |identification_symbol_label=Regimental Insignia
The 2nd Punjab Regiment was a
British Indian Armyregiment from 1922 to the partition of Indiain 1947.
The regiment was formed by the amalgamation of other regiments:
*1st Battalion, from the
67th Punjabis, formerly the 7th Regiment of Madras Native Infantry
*2nd Battalion, from the
*3rd Battalion, from the
72nd PunjabisWhat about the 6th Battalion? I was B Company commander from 1942 till I returned home (to England) in 1946. (Captain Peter Coote)
*4th Battalion, from the
*5th Battalion, from the
*10th (Training) Battalion, formed by redesignation of 2nd Bn, 67th Punjabis
The first battalion was raised at Trichinopoly in 1761 as "Coast Sepoys". The first four battalions were raised during the hostilities in the Carnatic in south India between 1761 and 1776. The numbers and titles of the battalions changed during the successive reorganisations of the
Madras PresidencyArmy and later of the Indian Army.
The regiment insginia is of a naval vessel, a
galley. It was awarded to 69th Punjabis in recognition of the readiness to serve overseas, after the battalion had fought in eight overseas campaigns by 1824.
The Great War: Loos, France and Flanders 1915, Helles, Krithia, Gallipoli 1915, Suez Canal, Egypt 1915-17, Gaza, Megiddo, Sharon, Nablus, Palestine 1917-18, Defence of Kut al Amara, Kut al Amara 1917, Baghdad, Mesopotamia 1915-18, Aden, E Africa 1914-17, NW Frontier India 1915 '16-17
Second World War2: Keren, Ad Teclesan, Amba Alagi, Abyssinia 1940-41, Central Malaya, Ipoh, Singapore Island, Malaya 1941-42, North Africa 1940-43, Casa Bettini, Italy 1943-45, Buthidaung, Ngakedaung Pass, North Arakan, Imphal, Litan, Kanglatongbi, Tengnoupal, Tonzang, Kennedy Peak, Defence of Meiktila, Pyinmana, Burma 1942-45
* [http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/LAND-FORCES/Army/Regiments/Punjab.html Punjab Regiment on Bharat-Rakshak.com]
* [http://regiments.org/regiments/southasia/inf-pak/punjab.htm regiments.org]
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