The legendary formation insignia of the 4th Indian Division, superimposed onto the distinctive motif of the five rivers of Punjab.
Raised as part of the British-Indian Army in October 1939, the "Red Eagles" of the 4th Indian Division served valiantly in East Africa, North Africa, Italy, and Greece during the Second World War. Comprised of men from all corners of the globe and all walks of life, the unit included Hindus, Sikhs, Gurkhas, Scots, Welshmen, Englishmen and even a small contingent of Yugoslavians. Whether they were "Kilties" of the Cameron Highlanders, or the Gurkhas of the 2nd King Edward's Own Gurkha Rifles, they melded together as one of the most effective combat units of the war. The division would be responsible for the capture of nearly 150,000 Axis prisoners throughout four different campaigns. They would pay heavily for this reputation, particularly in North Africa with the destruction of their 11th Brigade at Tobruk. In remembrance of the loss of their 11th Brigade, the legs of their "Red Eagle" insignia would forever be shaved off. By the war's end, the unit would suffer over 25,000 casualties, more than their entire strength at the beginning of the war. In the aftermath of Indian independence, the 4th Indian Division would continue to serve the Indian Army in several major wars, earnestly perpetuating the legacy of the original Red Eagles. Sticker Features:
- Measures 2.5 x 2.5"
- Heavy-duty adhesive-backed vinyl construction
- Water-resistant lamination
- Printed, cut, and produced in Canada by Zaibatsu Manufacturing Concern
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