Chindit Memorial

Chindit Memorial (HM23T3)

Location: London, England SW1A Greater London
Country: United Kingdom

N 51° 30.198', W 0° 7.439'

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Inscription
[Front:]

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 Expeditions Into
North Burma 1943 And 1944
With The Chindit Special Force

Formed, Trained And Commanded By
Major General Orde Charles Wingate, DSO

Chindits Came From The Armed Forces
Of The United Kingdom, Burma,
Hong Kong, India, Nepal, West Africa
And 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 Chindits
Daring Exploits Behind Enemy Lines

His Majesty King George VI
Graciously Awarded The Victoria Cross
To

Major Frank Gerald Blaker MC
Highland Light Infantry
Attached 3 Bn 9th Gurkha Rifles

Captain Michael Allmand
Indian Armoured Corps
Attached 3 Bn 6th Gurkha Rifles

Lieutenant George Albert Cairns
Somerset Light Infantry Attached
1 Bn The South Staffordshire Regiment

Rifleman
Tulbahadur Pun
3 Bn 6th Gurkha Rifles


[Rear:]


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
Forces And The Foundation Of The State Of Israel


[left side:]


The Following Took Part In
The Chindit Campaigns 1943 - 1944

45 Reconnaissance Regiment RAC
Royal Regiment Of Artillery
Corps Of Royal Engineers
Royal Corps Of Signals
2 Bn The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey)
2 Bn The King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster)
1 Bn The King's Regiment (Liverpool)
13 Bn The King's Regiment (Liverpool)
1 Bn The Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Regiment
2 Bn The Leicestershire Regiment
7 Bn The Leicestershire Regiment
1 Bn The Lancashire Fusiliers
1 Bn The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
2 Bn The Duke Of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding)
4 Bn The Border Regiment
1 Bn The South Staffordshire Regiment
2 Bn The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment)
1 Bn The Essex Regiment
2 Bn The York
& Lancaster Regiment
142 Commando Company
Royal Army Chaplains Department


[right side:]


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
Royal Army Veterinary Corps
Indian Engineers : Sappers & Miners
Royal Indian Army Service Corps
Indian Medical Service
3 Bn 2nd King Edward VII's Own Gurkha Rifles (The Sirmoor Rifles)
3 Bn 4th Prince Of Wale's Own
Gurkha Rifles
3 Bn 6th Gurkha Rifles
3 Bn 9th Gurkha Rifles
4 Bn 9th Gurkha Rifles
2 Bn The Burma Rifles
Hong Kong Volunteer Defence Force
6 Bn The Nigerian Regiment
7 Bn The Nigerian Regiment
12 Bn The Nigerian Regiment
Burma Intelligence Corps
RCAF RAAF RNZAF


[Inscription on base:]
This memorial was unveiled by HRH, The Duke of Edinburgh, KC, KT. 16 October 1990
Details
HM NumberHM23T3
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Year Placed1990
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, December 14th, 2017 at 1:03pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)30U E 699598 N 5709718
Decimal Degrees51.50330000, -0.12398333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 51° 30.198', W 0° 7.439'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds51° 30' 11.88" N, 0° 7' 26.34" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 30 Victoria Embankment, London England SW1A, GB
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