Queen Victoria's Own Madras Sappers and Miners [India]
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Page created 1 August 2000. Corrected and updated 20.11.2005
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Madras Sappers and Miners
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1780 Madras Pioneers
1792 Corps of Madras Pioneers
1831 Madras Sappers and Miners
1876 Queen's Own Madras Sappers and Miners
royal accolade granted by Queen Victoria
1903 2nd Queen's Own Sappers and Miners
1911 2nd Queen Victoria's Own Sappers and Miners
1923 Queen Victoria's Own Sappers and Miners
1941 Queen Victoria's Own Sappers and Miners Group, Indian Engineers
1946 Queen Victoria's Own Madras Group, Royal Indian Engineers
1947 allocated to India at independence and partition
1950 Madras Centre, Corps of Engineers
19uu Madras Engineer Group and Center
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Carnatic, Sholinghur, Mysore, Seringapatam, Egypt1, Assaye, Java, Nagpore, Maheidpoor, Ava, China2, Meeanee, Hyderabad, Pegu, Persia, Lucknow, Central India, Taku Forts, Pekin, Abyssinia, Afghanistan 1878-80, Egypt 1882, Tel-el-Kebir, Suakin 1885, Tofrek, Burma 1885-87, Chitral, Punjab Frontier, Malakand, Tirah, China 1900

The Great War: France and Flanders 1914-15, Suez Canal, Egypt 1915-17, Gaza, Megiddo, Sharon, Palestine 1917-18, Tigris 1916, Kut al Amara 1917, Baghdad, Mesopotamia 1915-18, Persia 1918, NW Frontier India 1914-15 '17, East Africa 1918

Afghanistan 1919

The Second World War: Abyssinia 1940-41, Iraq 1941, Syria 1941, Malaya 1941-42, Mersa Matruh, North Africa 1940-43, Cassino I, Italy 1943-45, Ngakedauk Pass, Tamu Road, Bishenpur, Meiktila, Burma 1942-45

Zoji La, Jammu and Kashmir 1947-48, Jammu and Kashmir 1965, Punjab 1965, East Pakistan 1971, Jammu and Kashmir 1971, Basantar River, Punjab 1971

1. the Sphinx badge.
2. the Dragon badge.

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Honorary Colonel:
1876.03.10 F.M. HRH Albert Edward, Prince of Wales
1904.05.13 F.M. HM King Edward VII
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pip Indian Sappers and Miners, by Edward de Santis.
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Miscellaneous Tradition Links:
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monumentMadras Sappers & Miners War Memorial
Regimental Journal:
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