12th Frontier Force Regiment

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12th Frontier Force Regiment was formed in 1922. It consisted of five regular battalions; numbered 1 to 5 and the 10th (Training) Battalion. During the Second World War further battalions were raised

Details of the service of all the battalions of the 12th Frontier Force Regiment during the Second World War may be found in a WW2Talk Forum thread detailed below.[1]

The 14th Battalion, previously the 11th Battalion, served in Burma. [2]

At Independence in 1947, the 12th Frontier Force Regiment was allocated to Pakistan and in 1956 became the Frontier Force Regiment, which also had other regiments amalgamated into it, with Regimental Depot now at Abbottabad.[3]

Regimental history

The Frontier Force Regiment, compiled by Brigadier W. E. H. Condon 1962. Available online, refer below.

External links

Historical books online


  1. WW2Talk Forum thread Help needed re.12th Frontier Force Rifles research. In particular post #15 by dryan67 dated 10 January 2014 contains an attachment with full details which seems to be available without restriction. (If not, you will need to be a logged in member of WW2Talk Forum). David A Ryan is co author of books on the Indian Army in WW2, see the WW2Talk Forum post Indian Army: An Organisational History. Retrieved 21 April 2014.
  2. dryan67 14/12 Frontier Force Regiment and The Ajmer Regiment WW2Talk Forum 24 November 2015. Retrieved 12 December 2015.
  3. Wikipedia article.