mobile nav


Chindit Special Force

Group  From 1942  To /2/1945

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.

See other memorials in this area

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

Information Commemorated at


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

Read More


Unveiled by the Duke of Edinburgh.

Read More