HISTORY
This sectoion considers Important events within Anglo-Sikh history such as early European accounts of Sikhs, the role ofSikhs in the armed forces and pre British Raj accounts.

1600 - 1700 - 1800 - 1900 - 2000


 
 


Sikhs in British Armed Forces

History of Sikh Regiments


1800-1900:

First British Sikh Battalian - 1846
The Indian Mutiny - 1857
Sikh Regiments 1859-1914

Battle of Saraghari 1897


1900-2000:

First World War Egypt 1914
First World War Galipoli -1915
FirstWorldWar Mesopotamia 1918
Sikh Forces in Afghanistan - 1929
Sikh pilots in WW2
Second World War - Burma - 1942
Second World War - Burma - 1943
Second World War - Burma - 1945
Sikh Forces Siam & Malaya - 1945


"Finally we that live on can never forget those comrades who, in giving their lives gave so much that is great to the story of the Sikh Regiment. No living glory can transcend that of their supreme sacrifice.
May they rest in peace.

In the last two World Wars 83,005 turban wearing Sikh soldiers were killed and 109.045 were wounded. they all died or were wounded for the freedom of Britain and the World, enduring shell fire with no other protection but the turban, the symbol of their faith
"
General Sir Frank Messervy, K.C.S.I., K.B.E., C.B., D.S.O.




 
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