Postal Stamp Image : PARACHUTIST 1199 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 17/10/1986
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 3.00
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 1199
Postal Stamp Name : PARACHUTIST
Stamp Information : The First Battalion te Parachute Regiment, the eldest Battalion of our Army, was raised as 8th Bataalion of Coast Sepoys by Capt. Cooke in Trinchinopoly in 1761. From these early roots, it rose to give a glorious acount of itself. staradling three centuries of Indian Military history and emerging through incessant compagning as an epitome of valour, loyalty and military tradition. After continuous active service in India, it was one of the first units to leave its shores and saw action in Trincomalee. Ceylon in 1795. In a span of 140 years, it was thrice called out to fight in Burma and also served in Penang, Malacca and Singapore. By 1902, 7 Madras Infantry, as it then came to be lnown, established itself as one of the first fighting outfits in the country. In 1903, 7 Madras Infantry was recognised as the 67th Punjabis. After the outbreak of World War I, the Battalion found itself in the valley of Tagris in Mesopotamia in 1915. It gave a spirited account to itself in the seige of Kut Al Amara and fought fierce battles with the Turks earning 98 decorations and the battle honour of 'Kut Al Amara' and the theatre honour of 'esopotamia 1915-1918' and returned to India in 1920. The Battalion was re-designated as 1/2nd PUNJAB in 1922 and after a long but deserved respite it went on to spend another three years (1936-39) in Malaya. The Battalion's participation in World War II was a saga of memorable battles and sacrifies through a bloody pageant of historic names in Indian Military history. The indomitable spirit of the Battalion showed best during the battle for the Idice Bridgehead in Italy. At the onset of partition in 1947, the Muslim companies of the Battalion went to Pakistan and the Sikh and Dogra companies from ist Frontier Force Rifles replaced them. The Batalion was flown to Srinagar and onwards to BAramula in October 1947 for the operations in Jammu and Kashmir. It saw action in Jhangar, Naushera, Gurtund Galli, Pir Badesar and earned its first
Stamp Currency : R
Stamp Language : English
Stamp Overall Size : 3.91 X 2.90 cms
Postal Stamp Print Size : 3.55 X 2.5 cms.
Number of Stamps Per Sheet : 35
Stamp Perforations : 13 x 13
Postal Stamp Shape : Vertical
Postage Stamp Paper : Unwatermarked adhesive Gravure coated stamp paper
Indian Stamp Process : Photogravure
Number of stamps printed : 15,00,000
Stamp Printed At : India Security Press
Indian Stamp's Color : Multicolour
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