11th Sikh Regiment

The 11th Sikh Regiment were an infantry regiment of the British Indian Army. They could trace their origins to 1922, when after World War I the Indian government reformed the army moving from single battalion regiments to multi battalion regiments. The regimment was formed from the:

  • 1st Battalion - 14th King George's Own Ferozepore Sikhs
  • 2nd Battalion - 15th Ludhiana Sikhs
  • 3rd Battalion - 45th Rattray's Sikhs
  • 4th Battalion - 36th Sikhs
  • 5th Battalion - 47th Sikhs
  • 10th Training Battalion - 35th Sikhs

During World War II a further seven infantry battalions were formed the 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 14th, 25th and a machine gun battalion. The 8th and 9th battalions were converted to Light Anti-Aircraft battalions.

The regiment was allocated to the new Indian Army on independence and became the Sikh Regiment.

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