Postal Stamp Image : JAT REGIMENT UNIFORMS PAST & PRESENT 1077 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 16/02/1983
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 0.50
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 1077
Stamp Information : JAT REGIMENT The Jat Regiment is one of the oldest Regiments of the Indian Army. Its first Battalion was raised in 1803 at FATEHGARH as 1/22 Bengal Native Infantry, later redignated as 1/9 Jat Regiment. The Battalion was bestowed the title "Light Infantry" in recognition of its epic march from Kabul to Kandahar in 1842. During the first Afghan War, First and Second Battalions performed very meritorious actions for which the Battle Honours "Ghuznee", "Afghanistan", "Kandahar", "Kabul" were conferred on the Regiment. It was the first Battalion, which brought back the Golden Gates of Somnath Temple from Ghuznee. Between the period 1864 and 1880, the three Battalions of the Regiment fought gallantly in various theaters and earned the battle honours "Afghanistan", "Kandahar", "Burma" and "China". During the World War I, the first Battalion served in France, Mesopotamia and North West Frontier. During the World War II, it served in Burma and Malaya. The Second was overrun by the Japanese during the fall of Singapore in 1942. It was later reconstituted in 1946. The Third Battalion fought the famous "Battle of Cauldron" against the German Forces under Field Marshal Rommel. It saw action at Imphal in 1943 and Jamadar Abdul Hafiz was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross. Later it also served in Java where Havildar Abdul Rehman was posthumously awarded the George Cross. The 5th, 6th and the Machinegun Battalions did commendable work during World War II in Burma. L/NK. Ismalmuddin of 6 Jat was awarded the George cross at Meiktila. During 1965 conflict with Pakistan the first Battalion fought in Ichhogil Uttar Bridge Area whilst the Third Battalion covered itself in glory by the unique action in fought at Dograi. The battle of Dograi will go down as an epic fight in the history of the Regiment. It is a symbol of courage, gallantry and supreme sacrifice. In 1971 conflict with Pakistan, the Second, Fifth, Sixth, Twelfth and fourteenth Battalions fought with distinction in the Eastern Sector. They were involved in the Battles of Madhumati, Commilia, Maynamati and Kumira. Since the independence the regiment has been awarded 3 PVSMs, 1 AVSM, 7 MVCs, 4 KCs, 32 Vir Chakras, 9 SCs and 29 Sena Medals besides numerous COAS's Commendation Crads. The motto of the regiment is "Sangathan Wa Veerta" which truly signifies a spirit of unity and valour. The Twelfth, Fifteenth and Nineteenth Battalions of the Regiment raised on 6 Feb' 70, 15 May '76, and 1 Aug '80 respectively have the honour of being presented colours on 16th Feb '83 at Bareilly by the Chief of Army Staff, General K V Krishna Rao, PVSM. Indian Posts and Telegraphs Department is privileged to commemorate the occasion by issuing a special stamp. (The above text is based on the material supplied by the Jat Regimental centre).
Philatelic Stamp Description : Description of Designs The stamp designed by Charanjit Lal, Portrays the past and present Jat soldiers flanking the old 'Head' emblem of Jat Regiment. The first cover shows the Jat Regiment Colour. Cancellation has been designed by Charanjit Lal.
Stamp Currency : R
Stamp Language : English
Stamp Overall Size : 3.91 x 2.9
Postal Stamp Print Size : 3.55 X 2.5 cms.
Number of Stamps Per Sheet : 35
Stamp Perforations : 13 x 13
Postal Stamp Shape : Horizontal
Postage Stamp Paper : Unwatermarked adhesive stamp paper
Indian Stamp Process : Photogravure
Number of stamps printed : 20,00,000
Stamp Printed At : India Security Press
Indian Stamp's Color : Multicolour
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