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CHINDIT MEMORIAL
Compiled and Copyright © Martin Edwards 2003

Photographs Copyright © Martin Edwards 2003

The memorial stands pn the North bank of the Embankment close to the turning to Horse Guards. The memorias is to the Chindits, the men who served in Burma.

IN MEMORY OF
MAJOR GENERAL
ORDE CHARLES WINGATE, DSO
1903-1944

COMMANDER OF THE CHINDITS
KILLED ON ACTIVE SERVICE
IN BURMA 24TH MARCH 1944

"A MAN OF GENIUS WHO MIGHT WELL HAVE
BECOME A MAN OF DESTINY" WINSTON CHURCHILL

AN IMPORTANT INFLUENCE IN THE CREATION
OF THE ISRAEL DEFENCE FORCES AND THE
FOUNDATION OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL

THE CHINDIT BADGE
PORTRAYING A CHINTHE A MYTHICAL
BEAST, GUARDIAN OF BURMESE TEMPLES
FROM WHICH WAS DERIVED THE NAME
CHINDITS. THEIR MOTTO BEING

THE BOLDEST MEASURES
ARE THE SAFEST

IN MEMORY OF ALL WHO FOUGHT ON THE
FIRST AND SECOND EXPEDITIONS INTO
NORTH BURMA 1943 AND 1944
WITH THE CHIUNDIT SPECIAL FORCES

FORMED, TRAINED AND COMMANDED BY
MAJOR GENERAL ORDE CHARLES WINGATE, DSO.

CHINDITS CAME FROM THE ARMED FORCES
OF THE UNITED KINGDOM, BURMA,
HONG KONG, INDIA, NEPAL, WEST AFRICA
AND THE
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

AIR SUPPLY AND DIRECT OPERATIONAL
SUPPORT WAS GIVEN BY
THE RORYAL AIR FORCE
AND
1ST AIR COMMANDO GROUP
UNITED STATES ARMY AIR FORCE
AND
10TH UNITE DSTATES ARMY AIR FORCE

VICTORY WAS HASTENED BY THE CHINDITS
DARING EXPLOITS BEHIND ENEMY LINES

HIS MAJESTY KING GEORGE VI
GRACIOUSLY AWARDED THE VITORIA CROSS
TO
MAJOR FRANK GERALD BLAKER, MC
HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY
ATTACHED 3BN 9TH GURKHA RIFLES

CAPTAIN MICHAEL ALLMAND
INDIAN ARMOURED CORPS
ATTACHED 3BN 6TH GURKHA RIFLES

LIEUTENANT GEORGE ALBERT CAIRNS
SOMERSET LIGHT INFANTRY
ATTACHED 1BN THE SOUTH STAFFORDSHIRE REGIMENT

RIFLEMAN TULBAHADUR PUN
3BN 6TH GURKHA RIFLES

THE FOLLOWING TOOK PART IN
THE CHINDIT CAMPAIGNS 1943-1944

45 RECONNAISSANCE REGIMENT RAC
ROYAL REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY
CORPS OF ROYAL ENGINEERS
ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS
2BN THE QUEEN'S ROYAL REGIMENT (WEST SURREY)
2BN THE KING'S OWN ROYAL REGIMENT (LANCASTER)
1BN THE KING'S REGIMENT (LIVERPOOL)
13BN THE KING'S REGIMENT (LIVERPOOL)
1BN THE BEDFORDSHIRE & HERTFORDSHIRE REGIMENT
2BN THE LEICESTERSHIRE REGIMENT
7BN THE LEICESTERSHIRE REGIMENT
1BN THE LANCASHIRE FUSILIERS
1BN THE CAMERONIANS (SCOTTISH RIFLES)
2BN THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON'S REGIMENT (WEST RIDING)
4BN THE BORDER REGIMENT
1BN THE SOUTH STAFFORDSHIRE REGIMENT
2BN THE BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLAND REGIMENT)
1BN THE ESSEX REGIMENT
2BN THE YORK & LANCASTER REGIMENT
142 COMMANDO COMPANY
ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS DEPARTMENT
ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS
ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS
ROYAL ARMY ORDNANCE CORPS
CORPS OF ROYAL ELECTRICAL & MECHANICAL ENGINEERS
CORPS OF MILITARY POLICE
ROYAL ARMY VETERINARY CORPS
INDIAN ENGINEERS: SAPPERS & MINERS
ROYAL INDIAN ARMY SERVICE CORPS
INDIAN MEDICAL SERVICES
3BN 3ND KING EDWARD VII'S OWN GURKHA RIFLES
3BN 6TH GURKHA RIFLES
3BN 9TH GURKHA RIFLES
4BN 9TH GURKHA RIFLES
2BN THE BURMA RIFLES
HING KONG VOLUNTEER DEFENCE FORCE
6BN THE NIGERIA REGIMENT
7BN THE NIGERIA REGIMENT
12BN THE NIGERIA REGIMENT
BURMA INTELLIGENCE CORPS
RCAF RAAF RNZAF

11 July 2003

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