A nice British made Chindit shoulder title A nice British made Chindit shoulder title

A nice British made Chindit shoulder title

This is a neat example of a sought after British made Chindit shoulder title. During the Second World War a Special Force was trained in Commando methods to infiltrate behind the Japanese lines in Burma. They were known as the CHINDITS, a name given to them by their leader, Major-General Orde C. Wingate, D.S.O. After the initial expedition in 1943 the full force was marched or landed in the jungle on makeshift air-strips by glider or Dakota aircraft 200 miles behind enemy lines in March 1944. The mission was successfull and called Operation Thursday, this eventually started the rot, which led to the Japanese surrender. The force suffered many casualties killed, wounded or taken prisoner. Many of the survivors still suffer today from the hardship, rigours and strain of the two long arduous campaigns, when the only contact with base was by radio, all supplies came by air-drop. The Chindits were very much an International Force, which include British, Burma Rifles, Hong Kong Volunteers, Gurkhas and West African Serviceman. The R.A.F. and First Air Commando , U.S.A.A.F. provided air support. The title is in a nice and un-issued condition. Harder to find these days.

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