Esprit de Corps: The Brigade of The Guards



The spirit of a body is the essence of the term Esprit de Corps. It's a feeling of pride and mutual loyalty shared by the members of a group. The troops with a higher Esprit de Corps are motivated, full of Josh and more often than not victorious under any circumstance. Following are the snapshots of this mighty regiment.


Established: 1949

Motto: Pahla Hamesha Pahla (First Always First)

War Cry: Garud Ka Hun Bol Pyare (I am the son of Garuda, Say O’ my friend)

Regimental Centre: Kamptee, Nagpur, Maharashtra

Type: Foot Guards as well as Mechanized Infantry

Decorations:
  • 2 PVC (Param Vir Chakra)
  • 6 MVC (Maha Vir Chakra)
  • 46 VrC (Vir Chakra)
  • 3 YSM (Yudh Seva Medal)
  • 2 AC (Ashoka Chakra)
  • 4 KC (Kirti Chakra)
  • 18 SC (Shaurya Chakra)
  • 8 PVSM (Param Vishisht Seva Medals)
  • 10 AVSM (Ati Vishisht Seva Medals)
  • 16 VSM (Vishisht Seva Medals)
  • 77 SM (Sena Medal)
  • 1 Padma Bhushan Award
Battle Honours (Post Independence):
  • Akhaura
  • Burki
  • Gadra Road
  • Hilli
  • Naushera
  • Gurais
  • Shingo River Valley
  • Sylhet
  • Ganga Sagar
Notable Alumni:
  • Captain Jasbir Singh Raina, AC

  • Lance Naik Albert Ekka, PVC

Insignia: Garuda which is a mythological Eagle King.



Regimental Colours: Red and Yellow.

Raisings:
  • 1st Battalion the Brigade of The Guards (Mechanized) was raised from 2nd Battalion the Punjab Regiment.
  • 2nd Battalion the Brigade of The Guards was raised from 1st Battalion the Grenadiers Regiment.
  • 3rd Battalion the Brigade of The Guards was raised from 6th Battalion the Rajputana Rifles Regiment.
  • 4th Battalion the Brigade of The Guards was raised from 1st Battalion the Rajput Regiment.
The President of India is the Honorary Colonel-in-Chief.

The Chief of Army Staff is the Colonel-in-Chief of The Brigade of The Guards.

  

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