The Full History and Jullundur Trophy
The 1st Battalion the Manchester Regiment, the 47th Sikhs and the 59th Scinde Rifles F.F. served together in the 8th Jullundur Brigade from 1912 to 1919. The great friendship and liaison which existed between these three battalions contributed largely to the magnificent reputation gained by the Brigade.
To commemorate such splendid association, three identical centre-pieces were ordered from the Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Company, the centre-piece consisting of a triangular column rising from a triangular base, surmounted by a winged figure of Victory. At each corner of the base there is a silver model of a soldier of each battalion – an Englishman, a Sikh, a Punjabi-Musalman.
Each battalion is now in possession of one of these centre pieces, presented by the other two battalions. 1n 2009, or ninety years after the event, the trophies are proudly displayed by the three battalions, now part of the British, Indian and Pakistan Armies.