2nd Regiment of Infantry, Punjab Frontier Force

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also known as 56th Punjab Rifles

Chronology

  • 1849 raised as 2nd Regiment of Punjab Infantry
  • 1851 retitled as the 2nd Regiment of Infantry, Punjab Irregular Force
  • 1865 became 2nd Regiment of Infantry, Punjab Frontier Force
  • 1901 became 2nd Punjab Infantry, Punjab Frontier Force
  • 1903 became 56th Infantry, Punjab Frontier Force
  • 1906 became 56th Punjab Rifles, Frontier Force
  • 1922 became 2nd Battalion 13th Frontier Force Rifles
  • 1947 allocated to Pakistan on partition
  • 1957 The Frontier Force Rifles, The Pathan Regiment and the Frontier Force Regiment were amalgamated to form the new Frontier Force Regiment

Regimental history

  • History of the 2nd Battalion, 13th Frontier Force Rifles, 1849-1931, published 1933. Available at the British Library UIN: BLL01013831726 .
  • The Frontier Force Rifles by Brigadier W E H Condon 1953. Available at the British Library UIN: BLL01001795360 . Also available in a reprint edition, with a slightly different title,[1] which in turn is available as an online book on the Ancestry owned pay website fold3, see below.
  • A Summarised History of the 13th Frontier Force Rifles, Indian Army, during the Second World War, 1939-1946 by [A.D. FitzGerald]. 1985. Available at the British Library UIN: BLL01011838679 .

External links

Historical books online

References

  1. The Frontier Force Rifles 1849 – 1946 by Brigadier W E H Condon. Naval & Military Press reprint edition.