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58th (Vaughan’s’s Rifles) Frontier Force, 1890

Colonial silver wine label.

The 58th Vaughan's Rifles (Frontier Force) was raised in 1849 as the 5th Regiment of Punjab Infantry as part of the Transfrontier Brigade. In 1851, the brigade was expanded and redesignated as the Punjab Irregular Force, which later became famous as the Punjab Frontier Force aka ‘The Piffers’. The regiment served in the suppression of the Indian Mutiny (1857-58), the Second Afghan War (1878-80) and numerous frontier operations including the Tirah campaign of 1897. It was designated as the 58th Vaughan's Rifles (Frontier Force). During the First World War. It served in France and Flanders, and Egypt and Palestine. In 1903 and became 5th Battalion, 13th Frontier Force Rifles in 1922.

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