2nd Regiment of Sikh Infantry, Punjab Frontier Force

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Known as 52nd Sikhs


  • 1846 raised by Captain J.W.V. Stephen at Kangra as 2nd Sikh Infantry
  • 1846-7 1st-4th Sikh Regiments formed as the Infantry of the Frontier Brigade
  • 1847 became 2nd Regiment of Sikh Local Infantry
  • 1851 Frontier Brigade became the Punjab Irregular Force (Piffers) including the Corps of Guides, Punjab Irregular Force
  • 1865 became 2nd Regiment of Sikh Infantry, Punjab Frontier Force
  • 1903 became 52nd Sikhs (Frontier Force)
  • 1922 became 2nd Battalion 12th Frontier Force Regiment
  • 1945 became 2nd Battalion (Sikhs) Frontier Force Regiment
  • 1947 allocated to Pakistan on Partition
  • 1957 became 4th Battalion Frontier Force Regiment

Regimental Histories

  • The Historical Record of the 2nd (or Hill) Sikh Infantry, Punjab Frontier Force. Lahore: Punjab Govt Press. 1888 edition is available at the British Library, reference IOR/L/MIL/17/5/4303.
1887 edition is available online, refer below.
  • Historical Record of 52nd Sikhs Frontier Force late 2nd (or Hill) Sikh Infantry : Punjab Frontier Force. Published Lahore : The Mufid-I-Am Press, 1905 (63 p.)
  • History of the 2nd Sikhs, 12th Frontier Force Regiment, 1846-1933. Compiled by Captain C. W. May. Published Jubbulpore 1933. Available at the British Library UIN: BLL01001795399
  • The Frontier Force Regiment, compiled by Brigadier W. E. H. Condon 1962. Available online, see below.

External Links

Historical books online