Evening Talk by Piers Storie-Pugh
6.15pm Thursday 24 October, 2019 in The Kincaid Gallery, The Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum.
The Chindits gained their name from the mystical lion that guarded the Burmese temples. They were the brainchild of the unorthodox and charismatic General Orde Wingate who personally led the 1943 Operation ‘Longcloth’ hundreds of miles behind the Japanese lines. The only operation into Burma that year, it was initially a mystery to the Japanese who knew neither the purpose of the operation nor how the troops were sustained. Ordered back to Impahl after four months, of the 3,000 officers and men that went into Burma only 2,182 came back ………. (more…)