6th Regiment of Infantry, Punjab Frontier Force

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Known as 59th Scinde Rifles

6th Regiment of Infantry, Punjab Frontier Force Waziristan 1937


  • 1843 raised in Karachi by Lt Robert FitzGerald as Scinde Camel Corps
  • 1851 retitled as the Scinde Rifle Corps, Punjab Irregular Force
  • 1865 became 6th Punjab Infantry Regiment
  • 1903 became 59th Scinde Rifles (Frontier Force)
  • 1921 became 59th Royal Scinde Rifles (Frontier Force)
  • 1922 became 6th Battalion 13th Frontier Force Rifles
  • 1945 became 1st Battalion The Frontier Force Rifles
  • 1947 allocated to Pakistan on partition
  • 1957 became 1st battalion Frontier Force Regiment

Waziristan 1937

During 1937 the regiment took part in operations against the Mahsud in Waziristan[1]

External Links

Historical books online


  1. Payne, Rich Armoured Cars, Tanks, Other Vehicles... & Pith Helmets WW2Talk Forum 27 July 2014. Retrieved 25 October 2014