Chindit


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Chindit

(ˈtʃɪndɪt)
n
1. (Military) a member of the Allied forces commanded by Orde Wingate fighting behind the Japanese lines in Burma (1943–45)
2. (Historical Terms) a member of the Allied forces commanded by Orde Wingate fighting behind the Japanese lines in Burma (1943–45)
[C20: from Burmese chinthé a fabulous lion a symbol of which was their badge; adoption of title perhaps influenced by Chindwin]
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As a Chindit, I was part of an infantry column, let's just say that I carried a weapon and fired it a few times.
During service in India he was part of the Chindit force that served behind the Japanese lines.
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A copy of his report of the first Chindit operation went to a friend of Churchill, who brought it to the great man's attention.
The COMAFSOF is the single voice of AFSOF aviation but is known better as a Chindit than a tiger.
Extracts from his private memoirs relating to Chindit operations in Burma 1944-5 arc held at the Liddell Hart Military Archives, KCL, ref GB 0099KCLMA Tyacke.
JIM TOMLINSON, one of Britain's last surviving Chindit Special Forces soldiers and a hero who will go down in history, has died aged 91.
All around us were ordinary older adults that had lived extraordinary wartime lives: The headteacher who had flown Typhoon fighter bombers over Normandy, the janitor who had fought hand-to-hand combat in Burma as a Chindit or our village shell shock victim called 'crazy Bob' by those of us too young to understand (my university mate's uncle probably topped the lot as he had been shot down over Germany and ended up broadcasting propaganda in Welsh for the Nazis).
Chindit House, Glastonbury Offers a combination of luxury and country house style.
Father was a Chindit (an Allied soldier) alongside him in Burma and he showed us the picture of Mr Pun receiving his Victoria Cross with pride.