Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Battle of Sobraon: Royal Anglian battle honour

In 1845 the unrest which had begun in Afghanistan spread to the Punjab, to the north-west of the Indian empire.
This led to the two Sikh wars of 1845–46 and 1848–49 and the eventual British annexation of the North-West Frontier region.The Battle of Sobraon was fought between the British and the Khalsa, the Sikh army of the Punjab.

The British were victorious and this became the decisive battle of the 1st Sikh War. Battle Honours were subsequently awarded to the Royal Lincolnshire Regiment (10th Foot), now 2nd Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment (The Poachers).

Happy Sobraon Day!

The Royal Lincolnshire & Royal Anglian Regimental Battle of Sobraon