Museum of the Manchesters ExhibitionDate: Thursday, 21 January, 2010
A new Exhibition tracing the long and affectionate relationships of The Manchester Regiment with other units from across the world has opened at the Museum of The Manchesters located in the Ashton-under-Lyne Town Hall.
The Jullundur Brigade features in the Exhibition and contained within it are two items of particular interest on public display for the first time. The first is the uniform of Lt Col Nadir Khan, Commanding Officer of Ist Battalion (SCINDE) The Frontier Force Regiment of Pakistan; the second is the uniform of Lt Gen Devraj Singh, a past Commanding Officer of the 5th Battalion of The Sikh Regiment of India - both Regiments, together with The Manchester Regiment provided the infantry battalions of the Jullundur Brigade in World War 1.
Project Head for Tourism and Heritage, Councillor Jackie Lane said "Men from Ashton, Oldham, Manchester and across the North West of England fought in The Manchester Regiment alongside men in units from India and Pakistan during both the First and Second World Wars...The aim of our Exhibition is to show our visitors that such international friendships are as important today as they have ever been." The Exhibition runs until June 2010.
For further information visit www.tameside.gov.uk/museumsgalleries
Article from Jullundur Brigade Association