By James Lawford
This publication examines the uniforms, gear, heritage and association of the thirtieth Punjabis, from 1857 to their provider in international battle II. Uniforms are proven in complete illustrated detail.
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Almost every shell had to be individually observed and observation itself was difficult. m. the Patiala company commander, somewhat to his surprise, was told that the concentration had been fired and he left for Left Peak. The Patialas were highly trained and experienced soldiers. They took their time, nearly forty-five minutes, to cover 400 yards, but they also took Left Peak. Here again the main Japanese position had been dug below the crest. Now they were sandwiched with the Patialas above them and ' D ' and 'A' Companies beneath.
Punjabi shoes were no longer tolerated. The hosetop requires some explanation. When long puttees were worn with shorts, they were wound round the bare leg or over stockings. The hosetop was merely a stout green stocking that lacked a foot, so that it could be worn over the normal issue sock with one end just above the top of the boot beneath the puttee, and the other folded down over the top. All equipment is of webbing. G2 British Officer, drill order, 1931 This officer is in drill order, except that he is carrying a pistol slung from a leather strap with loops for pistol ammunition.
The advance was resumed. Ahead, black and menacing, loomed the mighty bulk of Ben Nevis; that night the Battalion halted above the little village of Phalbung, some two miles short of the mountain destined to be its next objective. The slopes of Ben Nevis culminated in twin peaks about 400 yards apart. The ridge by Phalbung continued into the hillside about 500 yards below the right-hand peak. 'A' Company was pushed along the ridge just short of a knoll beyond which the ridge dipped into a shallow saddle before joining the slopes of the mountain itself.
30th Punjabis (Men-at-Arms, Volume 31) by James Lawford