Field Marshal Wavell inspecting 9th Gurkha Rifles, 1943-1947 (c)

 
Field Marshal Wavell inspecting 9th Gurkha Rifles, 1943-1947 (c)
4 0 c m
 
36cm
actual image size: 28cm x 32cm

The Viceroy of India, Field Marshal Wavell, inspecting a detachment of 4th Battalion, 9th Gurkha Rifles, 1943-1947 (c).

The 4th Battalion was raised in 1940 and took part in the Second Chindit expedition in 1944 as part of 111th Brigade. The expedition was aimed at disrupting Japanese communications behind their front lines and preparing the way for the main Allied forces to recapture north Burma. The 4th Battalion continued in British service until 1947 when it was disbanded.

Image Details

Negative No.
 
109877
Accession No.
 
NAM. 1990-08-65-44

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