8th Punjab Regiment

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8th Punjab Regiment was formed in 1922 by the amalgamation of five existing regiments and consisted of five regular battalions and a training battalion. Further Battalions were formed during the Second World War

At Independence in 1947 the 8th Punjab Regiment was allocated to Pakistan. In 1956 it was merged with the Baloch Regiment,[1] with Regimental Centre now at Abbottabad.

Regimental history

  • Unfaded Glory : the 8th Punjab Regiment 1798-1956 by Major Rifat Nadeem Ahmad & Major General Rafiuddin Ahmed. Published 2006 by Naval & Military Press, UK. Available at Imperial War Museums, catalogue number LBY 07 / 2537
Some brief details of WW2 deployments from this book are provided in a WW2Talk Forum post.[2]

External links


  1. Wikipedia article
  2. RobG64 8th Punjab Regiment Regimental History WW2Talk Forum 19 January 2020. Retrieved 21 January 2020.