Dear Mr Kerr,
I recently purchased two copies of your book on the history of the Jammu & Kashmir Rifles during the Great War. It was such a pleasure to go through it. I was particularly fascinated by the excellent photographic content. The coverage of the numerous NCO’s and men, both in the images and in the text, make this an almost unique regimental history to be ranked, in my humble opinion, amongst the best in that genre.
Incidentally, it was my privilege to put together a battalion history of the erstwhile 38th Dogras (now 2 Dogra). While the battalion lost quite a bit of its records and silver when it went into the bag at Singapore, they still had some interesting photographs, particularly portraits of individual British officers during the pre-war period. I will see if I can find any photographs of your grandfather, although given your excellent collection, I expect you may already have them.
Once again, my compliments on having put together such a readable and well-rounded regimental account.
With best wishes,
Rana T.S. Chhina
Sqn Ldr (Retd)
Centre for Armed Forces Historical Research
United Service Institution of India
Rao Tula Ram Marg
Opposite Signals Enclave
Post Bag No. 8, Vasant Vihar PO
New Delhi – 110 057