(Last Updated on : 03/11/2012)
The 2nd Bombay Pioneers was one of the prominent regiments of the British Indian Army
. The military battalion was raised in the year 1922, when the single infantry regiments of the British Indian Army were merged to develop larger regiments comprising of 4 to 6 battalions. Later in the year 1929, the unit was re-designated as the Corps of Bombay Pioneers.
The army battalion was awarded with Battle Honours, North West Frontier (1930- 1931) for providing valuable military services. The Corps of Bombay Pioneers included a number of regiments of the Bombay Pioneers, which existed before 1922. These are mentioned below-
* 107th Pioneers
* 12th Pioneers (The Kelat-i-Ghilzie Regiment)
* 128th Pioneers
* 48th Pioneers
* 121st Pioneers
These regiments were merged together in the year 1922 in order to raise the 2nd Bombay Pioneers. The former Bombay Pioneers regiments were re-designated as battalions of the newly formed unit. The 107th Pioneers was renamed as the 1st Battalion; the 12th Pioneers was titled as the 2nd Battalion; the 128th Pioneers unit was re-designated as the 3rd Battalion; 48th Pioneers became the 4th Battalion; and the 121st Pioneers was renamed as 10th (Training) Battalion. Due to economic reasons, the 2nd Bombay Pioneers was eventually dissolved in the year 1933.
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