3 Garhwal Rifles was raised at Lansdowne by Lieutenant Colonel JMT Hogg on 20 August 1916 and was christened as 3rd Battalion 39th Garhwal Rifles. Soon after raising, the battalion participated in the Third Afghan War in 1919. The services of the Battalion were recognised by the grant of the Indian General Service Medal 1908 with Clasp, ‘Afghanistan, NW frontier 1919’. The battalion was rechristened as 3rd Battalion, 18th Royal Garhwal Rifles on 01 October 1921. In 1940, during the second World War the battalion fought gallantly in the famous battle of Gallabat and earned one of the first victories of the war for the allied forces. The battalion also has the unique distinction of being part of the first ever overseas contingent of the Indian Army post independence, where in it was employed in the Human Repatriation Mission in Korea during 1953 – 54. The department of Posts is pleased to release a Commemorative Postage Stamp on Third Battalion The Garhwal Rifles.
19-11-2016: Third Battalion The Garhwal Rifles A commemorative postage stamp
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SKU: INDS09000782312062 Category: Stamps
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