Military Operations of 22nd Derajat Mountain Battery (Frontier Force)
During the Sepoy Mutiny in 1857, one detachment of the military battalion served in Oudh and Bundlekand against the rebels. The troops later took part in the Second Afghan War under the leadership of Lord Roberts. It participated in the Siege of the Sherpur Cantonment and the Battle of Peiwar Kotal. The 22nd Derajat Mountain Battery (Frontier Force) also took part in the march south to the Battle of Kandahar. The army unit also participated in several minor Frontier operations of the British during the 19th century.
The artillery battery unit provided valuable service during the Chitral Expedition in 1895. The troops also fought in the military operations of the Tirah Campaign from 1897 to 1898. Later in the year 1905, the 22nd Derajat Mountain Battery (Frontier Force) actively participated in the Rawalpindi Parade to celebrate the visit of Prince and Princess of Wales to India.
During the commencement of the First World War, mountain battery regiment became a part of the Indian Expeditionary Force B in 1916. It took part in the military campaign in German East Africa against the German forces. After the end of World War I, the troops of the 22nd Derajat Mountain Battery (Frontier Force) served in Third Afghan War of 1919. The unit also took part in the Mohmand and Bajaur Operations in 1933; Mohmand Campaign in 1935; and the military campaigns in Waziristan in 1936.
The 22nd Derajat Mountain Battery (Frontier Force) also served the British administration during the Second World War. The regiment fought several battles in the East African Campaign from 1940 to 1941.
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