2nd Punjab Regiment

The 2nd Punjab Regiment was a British Indian Army regiment from 1922 to the partition of India in 1947.

2nd Punjab Regiment
Active1922 – 1947
CountryIndia
BranchBritish Indian Army
TypeInfantry
Regimental CentreMooltan (1923-1946)
Motto(s)Sthal Wa Jal (By Land and Sea)
ColorsGreen and Gold
Insignia
Regimental InsigniaA Galley with a bank of oars and sail

The regiment was formed by the amalgamation of other regiments:

HistoryEdit

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 Presidency Army and later of the Indian Army.

The regiment insignia 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.

Battle honoursEdit

  • 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
  • Afghanistan 1919
  • Second World War: 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.

ReferencesEdit

  • "Punjab Regiment". Bharat-Rakshak.com. Archived from the original on 8 April 2009.
  • "The Punjab Regiment". regiments.org. Archived from the original on 11 October 2007.