Group    From 1942  To /2/1945

Chindit Special Force

Categories: Armed Forces

Countries: Burma

Formed by Wingate and served in Burma and India in 1943 and 1944 in WW2. Composed mainly of British and Gurkha soldiers trained to operate deep behind Japanese lines using guerilla tactics. Disbanded in February 1945.

Etymology: Burmese cinthé - a mythological lion-like creature, used by the troops as their badge.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Chindit Special Force

Commemorated ati

Chindits

Unless we missed it, Cairns' name is not included in the Green Park Memorial ...

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Wingate

Unveiled by the Duke of Edinburgh.

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Other Subjects

Sir Glenn Torpy, Air Chief Marshal

Sir Glenn Torpy, Air Chief Marshal

Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal, Sir Glenn Torpy KCB CBE DSO ADC.

Person, Armed Forces

1 memorial
R. G. Beckley

R. G. Beckley

Co-partner or employee of the South Suburban Gas Company. Served but did not die in WW1.

Person, Armed Forces

War served, WW1
1 memorial
Brigadier-General Sir George Henry Gater, GCMG, KCB, DSO & Bar, JP

Brigadier-General Sir George Henry Gater, GCMG, KCB, DSO & Bar, JP

Army officer and civil servant. Trained as a teacher. Moved to London in 1924, and became Director of Education at the LCC. 1933 became Clerk to the LCC. He advocated the development of Bloomsbury ...

Person, Armed Forces, Education, Politics & Administration

1 memorial
F. J. B. Sheppard

F. J. B. Sheppard

Co-partner or employee of the South Suburban Gas Company. Served but did not die in WW1.

Person, Armed Forces

War served, WW1
1 memorial