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The No. 1 (Calcutta) Fortress Company was one of the former British Indian Engineer companies. It was included as a part of the Volunteer Corps of British Indian Army
. The No. 1 (Calcutta) Fortress Company served under the administrative control of the Bengal Army
which was one of the Presidency Armies in British India
. It was also a part of the Bengal Command. The auxiliary army regiment was headquartered in Calcutta (now Kolkata
in the state of West Bengal
The company was formed on the 1st April 1902 from the troops of the Calcutta Port Defence Volunteers unit. Later in the year 1917, it was re-designated as the No. 1 Electrical Engineer Company. The British Indian army unit was renamed again as the No. 1 (Calcutta) Field Company on 1st October 1920. Eventually on the 1st April 1933, the battalion was titled as the No. 1 (Calcutta) Fortress Company.
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