Thursday, 19 May 2011

Madras Regiment

 Madras Regiment



In the aftermath of the siege of Fort St. George Madras by the French in 1758 the East India company raised two battalions from the levies the same year.The number increased to 16 by 1765.By 1826 there were as many as 52 battalions at any one time.These had various designations:Madras Nartive Infantry,Madras pioneers and Carnatic Infantry etc.




Madras Regiment



By the close of 19th century and as a result of the reduction of the army the Madras battalion was reduced to 20.Another 17 were converted to 1st and 2nd Punjab regiments,1st/7th and 1st/10th Gurkha rifles.

Another singular factor associated with the Madras regiment:It had grenadier battalions as also a riffle corps,these were later disbanded.


Regimental center of Madras Regiment

Madukarai,Wellingten(Nilgiris) since 1947.


War Memorial of Madras Regiment

Wellington(Nilgiris)


MOTTO of Madras Regiment

Swadharme Nidhanam Shreyaha(It is glory to die doing one's duty).


War Cry of Madras Regiment

Veer Madrassi, Adi Kollu, Adi Kollu.


Battle Honours of Madras Regiment

Pre Indipendense

14 comments:

  1. I am proud of being a product of the eminent regiment who was part of the same for 28 years

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  2. still the war cry Veer Madrassi adi kollu adi kollu echos in my mind

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  3. Waow, you must be proud of yourself

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  4. As also 28 MADRAS enabled a new colourful feather on the cap of the Regt when took over the President's Ceremonial Guard on May 06. It made me proud being my battalion last served before being bid goodbye to the uniform that I still adore.

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  5. Instead of "Veer Madrassi adi kollu adi kollu" "Vettri vel veera vel" will be nice one as a war cry.

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  6. My father was ex-service man, now I dont have parents, they died! I wanted to join army! Can I get army job, m so much interstested to join!! Jai hind

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    1. You can't go directly (just because your father was a former soldier in the unit). You have to go through proper recruitment process.

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  7. I want to join Indian army! My father was ex-serviceman, he did 25years in army! Now he is not there anymore! I lost my parents, Both mom & dad! I wanted to join army!! Is there any vacancies for me? I want to serve Indian army!! My father was havildar, In Madras regiment!!

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    1. You can't go directly (just because your father was a former soldier in the unit). You have to go through proper recruitment process.

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  9. As I'm commerce student! How can I go through??

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  10. But m a BBA student now! How can I apply for Army! Which exam should I go through?

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  11. Sir Plz let me know details! Plzzz

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    1. you can give CDS exam.... for more info Click here

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