3rd Regiment of Sikh Infantry, Punjab Frontier Force

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Known as the 3rd Sikhs and 53rd Sikhs

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Chronology

  • 1846 raised as 3rd Regiment of Sikh Infantry, Frontier Brigade by Capt F Winter at Ferozpur
  • 1847 renamed 3rd Regiment of Sikh Local Infantry
  • 1851 renamed 3rd Regiment of Sikh Infantry, Punjab Irregular Force
  • 1865 became the 3rd Regiment of Sikh Infantry, Punjab Frontier Force
  • 1901 became 3rd Sikh Infantry
  • 1903 became 53rd Sikhs (Frontier Force)
  • 1922 amalagmated with four other regiments to form four battalions of 12th Frontier Force Regiment becoming 3rd Battalion
  • 1935 became 3rd Royal Battalion (Sikhs), 12th Frontier Regiment
  • 1945 became 3rd Royal Battalion (Sikhs), Frontier Force Regiment
  • 1947 allocated to Pakistan
  • 1957 amalgamated with the Pathan Regiment and the Frontier Force Regiment forming The Frontier Force Regiment and known as the 5th Battalion

Regimental history

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

External links

Historical books online