British disciplinary unit in the PAI Force around 1943

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British disciplinary unit in the PAI Force around 1943

Post by ignacioosacar1 » 20 Mar 2020 04:49

Dear Forum,

I am looking for any available information about a British disciplinary facility or unit in the PAI Force ( Persia and India Force ). I am not sure if it was located or deployed in India or where in that theater of operations. Its commander for a time was a British officer in the Indian Army, an acting Lieutenant Colonel or Major. I have found there is scarce information about this type of units in the British Army in WWII but films like "The Hill " with Sean Connery encourage me to keep digging.

Any help will be appreciated

Cheers !

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Re: British disciplinary unit in the PAI Force around 1943

Post by ignacioosacar1 » 20 Mar 2020 05:11

Dear Forum,

sic! PAI Force means Persia and Irak Force

Sorry

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Re: British disciplinary unit in the PAI Force around 1943

Post by Andy H » 21 Mar 2020 16:52

Hi

Having a facility is entirely feasible and in fact I'd be surprised if there wasn't, in any theatre.
Even today the British military have such a facility.
https://www.army.mod.uk/who-we-are/corp ... taff/mctc/

However, the existence of a military unit, akin to say German or Russian penal units would be new to me.

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