Lecture and Curry Lunch – The Frontier Ablaze: Life and Death on India’s North West Frontier
Service on the North West Frontier was characterised by searing heat, freezing winds, boredom, fatigue and sudden, violent death. Between 1936-7, 60,000 Gurkha, Indian and British troops deployed to Waziristan to fight the Fakir of Ipi in the last major Frontier campaign before independence. Join the Column as it advances through the mountains and is attacked by Wazir and Mahsud tribesmen. Will the Column reach their camp tonight?
Lt Col Mike Tickner is a regular army officer with a keen interest in the Indian Army. He regularly speaks to military and civilian groups, clubs and museums, writes the occasional article and has led battlefield studies.
The lecture is followed by a two course Nepalese curry lunch.