This Day in History: 1864-06-29

A letter of authority was issued by the Secretary to the Government of India, Military Department, directing that ‘the 2nd Regiment’ was to be situated at Dehra Dun, which became the Regiment’s permanent home in India until 1947.

“The Doon” – Dehra Dun in the 1850s

In letter No 424 to the Quartermaster General he stated: ‘…it may be distinctly understood that the localities of the existing cantonment lines in which the Corps are now located be given over to them in perpetuity as their homes ……regular sub-divisional sepoy barracks to be constructed entirely separate from such Goorkha village …..and that the present lines being considered as belonging to the regiment in perpetuity.’