This first batch of turbaned “Desert Warriors” belong to the famous 4th. Indian Division also known as “The Red Eagle Division”.
The Division was formed in Egypt in 1939 and was the first Indian Army formation to go overseas during the Second World War. In addition to fighting in North Africa the Division saw action in Italy as well.
Today the Division still plays an important combat role in the modern, independent Indian Army.
Two kneeling Sikh infantrymen manning their 81mm mortar.
Scale 1:30 / 60mm