History of 32nd Sikh Pioneers
The 32nd Sikh Pioneers was raised as the Punjab Sappers (Pioneers) during the Sepoy Mutiny in the year 1857. The army unit was renamed frequently and was eventually titled as the 32nd Punjab Pioneers in the year 1901. It was later designated as the 32nd Sikh Pioneers in the year 1903. The troops of the infantry regiment participated in the Rawalpindi Parade in 1905 in order to honour the visit of the Prince and Princess of Wales in British India.
Military Operations of 32nd Sikh Pioneers
The military battalion took part in a number of battles and British campaigns. It served in the conquest to Delhi and later in Lucknow. The troops also fought in Afghanistan from the year 1878 to 1880. The 32nd Sikh Pioneers participated in the British Expedition to Sikkim in 1888 and later served in Chitral in the year 1897.
Development of 32nd Sikh Pioneers
In the year 1922, the entire British Indian Army was restructured and regrouped by the British Government of India. The various single battalion infantry units were merged to create larger regiments that consisted of 4 to 6 battalions. The 32nd Sikh Pioneers regiment was amalgamated with the 34th Sikh Pioneers unit and the 23rd Sikh Pioneers to develop the 2nd Battalion 3rd Sikh Pioneers.
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