(Last Updated on : 21/11/2012)
The 3rd Sikh Pioneers Regiment was amongst the most prominent infantry units that belonged to the British Indian Army
. The British Government of India
re-numbered and re-established the entire line of regiments of the Indian Army, after the First World War. In the year 1922, a number large multi battalion infantry regiments were formed by the amalgamation of the single battalion infantry units. Each of these larger regiments comprised of 4 to 6 battalions.
History of 3rd Sikh Pioneers
The 3rd Sikh Pioneers was one of 4 main Pioneer regiments, including the 4th Hazara Pioneers
, the 2nd Bombay Pioneers and the 1st Madras Pioneers, which were established during 1922 Indian Army reformations. It was raised in the year 1921 by the joining of its 3 sister units of the Sikh Pioneers, namely the 34th Royal Sikh Pioneers, the 32nd Sikh Pioneers and the 23rd Sikh Pioneers. The 3rd Sikh Pioneers Regiment was eventually re-designated as the Corps of Sikh Pioneers in the year 1929.
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