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Anglo Sikh Wars: The Military Legacy of British India

Thomas Rattray’s Rattray Singh regiment was established in 1855
Picture taken by Lt Col Colin McVean MC

Iain Smith, Military historian

Thursday 18 May 2017 Newarke Houses Musem 6pm – 7.30pm
The Anglo Sikh Wars showed the British the fighting prowess of the Sikhs, This was acknowledged by the British commanders and soldiers. After annexation of the Punjab in 1846 many Sikhs were recruited by the British and formed the backbone of the British Indian army. The lecture discusses the transition and how these new regiments were formed.

Iain Smith is a militarily historian specialising in the British Indian army.

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The Newarke Houses Museum is a public museum in Leicester, England. It incorporates the museum of the Royal Leicestershire Regiment. It occupies two buildings: Wyggeston’s Chantry House, and Skeffington House.

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