APS Cover Sep 2018 -61 Cavalry – Centenary of Battle of Haifa
APS Cover issued on 23 Sep 2018 to mark Centenary of Battle of Haifa in Palestine during World War I. 61 Cavalry was formed after the amalgamation of the erstwhile state Cavalry units such as GwaliorLancers, Jodhpur Lancers, Mysore Lancers, Patiala Lancers, Saurashtra Horsed Cavalry etc
APS Cover Ser No 18/18
The Indian Army commemorates September 23 every year as Haifa Day to pay its respects to the two brave Indian Cavalry Regiments Mysore Lancers and Jodhpur Lancers that helped liberate the city following a dashing cavalry action by the 15th Imperial Service Cavalry Brigade. In the autumn of 1918, the Indian Brigade was a part of the Allied Forces sweeping northwards through Palestine in what is seen as the last great cavalry campaign in history. Hyderabad Lancers was the third Cavalry unit of the Brigade.
Captain Aman Singh Bahadur and Dafadar Jor Singh were awarded the Indian Order of Merit and Captain Anop Singh and 2nd Lt. Sagat Singh were awarded the Military Cross in recognition of their bravery in this battle. Major Dalpat Singh of Jodhpur Lancers was awarded a Military Cross for his bravery.
The Jodhpur and Mysore Lancers now represent the 61st Cavalry Regiment of Indian Army.
Israel issued a stamp on 06 Feb 2018 to commemorate the Centenary of Battle of Haifa with Indian Cavalry at Haifa.