Sunday, December 25, 2011

The Punjab Regiment - 250 Years - Galley Insignia

Date of Issue: October 12, 2011

The Punjab Regiment is one of the oldest infantry regiments of the Indian Army. The first battalions were raised between 1761 and 1798. The Regiment has the proud privilege of earning 35 pre-independence battle honors and 14 post-independence battle honors besides eight COAS unit citations and 13 Army Commander Unit citations.

The Regiment insignia is a Galley, an ancient Greek or Roman warship. It is perhaps the only Infantry Regiment with an insignia of a naval vessel in the world.

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