30th Punjabis by James Lawford, Michael Youens

By James Lawford, Michael Youens

This booklet examines the uniforms, gear, historical past and enterprise of the thirtieth Punjabis, from 1857 to their provider in global struggle 2. Uniforms are proven in complete illustrated aspect.

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Q . resolved to take the chance offered and mount a large-scale exercise with a live enemy. Three brigades were concentrated and everything was done in the correct manner. After a dawn bombardment the Jhelum Brigade launched a two-battalion attack on the heights with the 1st/16th on the left and the 1st/10th Baluchis on the right. After a vigorous engagement all objectives were captured. To give weight to the attack, 6-inch howitzers had been brought down from Razmak, and deployed outside Bannu.

Three brigades were concentrated and everything was done in the correct manner. After a dawn bombardment the Jhelum Brigade launched a two-battalion attack on the heights with the 1st/16th on the left and the 1st/10th Baluchis on the right. After a vigorous engagement all objectives were captured. To give weight to the attack, 6-inch howitzers had been brought down from Razmak, and deployed outside Bannu. Bannu was a family station and the families took exception to being woken up at six o'clock in the morning by a heavy artillery bombardment, particularly as the blast from the howitzers shattered some of their windows.

The illustration s h o w s how the haversack and water-bottle were carried in fighting order 'C' Company was ordered to take up a position on the far side of the col. ' D ' Company was then to establish itself half-way down the track to Shongphel, after which 'A' Company was to pass through and penetrate into the village itself. Tactical Battalion Headquarters, the small operational component restricted to a few signallers and intelligence men needed for the minute-to-minute control of the Battalion, was to move with ' D ' Company.

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