This Day In History: 1942-09-17

The 1st Battalion, in 4th Indian Division under Major General Francis Tuker, a former officer of the 2nd Goorkhas, relieved 1/1st Punjab Regiment on the North African front line. For the next month they probed the enemy positions with numerous night reconnaissance patrols.  Click here for an account of the campaign.

Francis Tuker, later Lieutenant General Sir Francis Tuker, late 2nd Goorkhas and the Divisional Commander in North Africa