This Day in History: 1947-09-14

In the absence of the Queen’s Truncheon,which was on its way to London for safekeeping, the latest recruit intake was attested on the Training Battalion flag in the presence of Lieutenant-General Sir Francis Tuker, General Officer Commanding Eastern Command and Colonel of the Regiment. The flag was described as ‘a very inferior substitute’.  During the Sounding of Retreat an urgent message was received from the police that there had been a bomb outrage in Dehra Dun. Two rifle companies were immediately deployed for 48 hours patrolling the streets and surrounding area ‘to intercept the flying squads of hoodlums to whom most of the violence was attributed’.