Chindit Special Forces Memorial

Westminster Embankment, London

S.Cochrane


Inscription

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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 Chindit expeditions into

North Burma 1943 and 1944

With the Chindit Special Forces

Formed and trained by

Major General Orde Wingate. DSO

Chindits came from the armed forces of

The United Kingdom

Burma

Hong Kong

India

Nepal

West Africa

The United States of America

Air supply and direct operational support was given by

The Royal Air force

And

1st Air Commando Group

United States Army Air Force

And

10th United States Army Air Force

Victory was hastened by the Chinditís daring exploits

Behind enemy lines

His Majesty King George VI

Graciously awarded the Victoria Cross to

Major Frank Gerald Baker MC

Highland light infantry

Attached 3Bn 9th Gurkha Rifles

Captain Michael Allmand

Indian Armoured Corps

Attached 3BN 9th Gurkha Rifles

Lieutenant George Albert Cairns

Somerset light infantry

Attached 1BN the South Staffordshire Regiment

Rifleman Tulbahadur Pun

3BN 6th Gurkha Rifles


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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 Force and the

foundation of the State of Israel


The following took part in the Chindit campaigns 1943-1944

Royal Army Service Corps

Royal Army Medical Corps

Royal Army Ordnance Corps

Corps of Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineers

Corps of Military Police

Indian Engineers, Sappers and Miners

Royal Indian Army Service Corps

Indian Medical Service

3BN 2nd King Edward VII's Own Gurkha Rifles (The Sirmoor Rifles)

3BN 4th Prince of Wales Own Gurkha Rifles

3BN 6th Gurkha Rifles

3BN 9th Gurkha Rifles

4BN 9th Gurkha Rifles

2BN The Gurkha Rifles

Hong Kong Volunteer Defence Force

6BN The Nigeria Regiment

7BN The Nigeria Regiment

12BN The Nigeria Regiment

Burma Intelligence Corps

RCAF, RAAF, RNZAF

45 Recconnaissance 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 and 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 and Lancaster Regiment

142 Commando Company

Royal Army Chaplains Department