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5/8 punjab regiment in wwii

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Guest pikemedals

hi gang,trying to find out where the 5-8th punjab regiment in what theatre of war they serve in wwii many thanks paul

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According to John Gaylor's book, there were in India, Burma, Malaya, and the Dutch East Indies.

Let me check other sources.

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Guest pikemedals

nice one ed

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I think they must have been on the Frontier. They lost 51 men May 12, 1940. Sounds like a major engagement. All are on the Delhi-Karachi Memorial.

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I think they must have been on the Frontier. They lost 51 men May 12, 1940. Sounds like a major engagement. All are on the Delhi-Karachi Memorial.

Right, Michael. That is "India".

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Try telling that to the Waziris.

There is a difference between being at your home station in India, and being in the Northwest Frontier Province.

An extract from the 1939-45 Star Regulations: "India (North West Frontier) 3.2.40 24.5.40"

The Star was awarded during this time period, indicating a major operation.

Edited by Michael Johnson

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Guest pikemedals

many thanks paul

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