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Meiktila Battle Honour Day observed by Recruit Intake 20

8th March 2020

Meiktila Battle Honour Day observed by 9 (Meiktila) Platoon Gurkha Company

To mark the remembrance of the fallen forefathers and honour the bravery of their action in Meiktila, Recruit Intake 20, 9 (Meiktila) Platoon, Gurkha Company celebrated the Meiktila Battle Honour Day on 3rd of March 2020.

The battle plan of General Slim’s 14th Army on the North Burma Plains comprised a pincer movement, with the left pincer striking towards Mandalay and the right at Meiktila, a town seventy miles to the south.

To mark the remembrance of the fallen forefathers and honour the bravery of their action in Meiktila, Recruit Intake 20, 9 (Meiktila) Platoon, Gurkha Company celebrated the Meiktila Battle Honour Day on 3rd of March 2020.

The history:
Located on the important Rangoon road, housing a key railway junction and being in close proximity to local airfields, Meiktila was a hub of Japanese communications in the region. 48th Brigade, led by 1/7th Gurkha Rifles, 63rd Brigade, led by 1/10th Gurkha Rifles and 255th Tank Brigade assault Meiktila.

By the evening of 2nd March, the whole of the west of Meiktila was in the Battalion’s hands.

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