The Border Regiment: On This Day

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Welcome to the Border Regiment on this day

'On this day' is a timeline and historical digest of the Border Regiment.
The aim of this project is to list events spanning the years of the Regiment's existence (18811959).
But it's more than that, read on to find out more.

On this day, 29 May

Events of the Border Regiment that took place on this day.


  • 11th Border Regiment in the Authuille Sector. Trench Mortar and artillery are active. Seven other ranks are wounded.
    • 2nd Lieuts. A.G. Snook, J.R.S. Borman and A.J. Albon report their arrival.


  • 2/4th Border Regiment arrives at Kohat by train from Peshawar early morning; departs by lorry for Hangu to join the Thal Relief Force in the Afghan Campaign.


  • 1st Border Regiment lands at Port Said then entrains for Qassasin on Sweetwater canal, Egypt.


  • 1st Border Regiment engaged in 'Operation Ferret' (22 May2 June) through Eastern Somaliland and Northern sector of Ogaden to check tribal disturbances.