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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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The Chindits Trail Expedition traversed nearly 500 kilometers across the Vindhya Ranges between Betwa and Ken Rivers with its culmination on the banks of Narmada River today.
Tenders are invited for Provn Of Metallic Road And Allied Works From Chindits Firing Range To Parshuram Firing Range For Assam Rifles Training Centre And School, Diphu (Assam)
Two of my pals were Chindits which was far harder than my service, but one in particular being fed up with walking back and forwards into Burma, saw an order for volunteers for MT which in the Army was Mechanical Transport, so he volunteered which was something you were always told not to do.
4467217) served in Burma and was an original member of the Chindits.
Mr Hayden served as part of the multi-national Chindits, who operated deep behind enemy lines in northern Burma, in the war against Japan, in 1943 and 1944.
During the Second World War, Lawrence's cousin, Orde Wingate, also became famous as the leader of the Chindits.
Chindits special forces veteran Harold Shippey on a 1944 Japanese attack in Burma, on C4's Messages Home: Lost Films of the British Army: "They killed masses in front of us.
Further research reveals Frank was a member of the legendary Chindits, an elite unit who fought behind enemy lines in some of the most brutal combat of the war.
SUNDAY, BBC2, 8PM Burma's Secret Jungle War with Joe Simpson Two-part series sees renowned mountaineer, left, travel to Myanmar to retrace steps of dad Ian, who served with the Chindits special forces.
A Paphos resident has just returned to Cyprus after being invited to Clarence House in London to have tea with Prince Charles, as recognition of his services with the Chindits, the famous special forces unit which fought under Major General Orde Wingate in Burma during World War II.
James Allan (Jimmy) Chappell spent months working with the Chindits British and Commonwealth special forces in Burma, harassing the Japanese from behind their own lines.
The Chindits wreaked havoc with guerilla raids on Japanese troops in the Burmese jungle.