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ONLINE : ‘The Indian Army during the First World War' with Stephen Barker


‘The Indian Army during the First World War: An Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry Perspective’.  During 1914-18, the 1st Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry fought in Iraq as part of the British Indian Army. Many of the soldiers who died in the campaign are commemorated on war memorials across Oxfordshire. This presentation highlights a project run by…

Five RAF Indian Pilots of the Great War - Stephen Barker


This talk discusses five Indian pilots who served with the RFC / RAF during the Great War.Stephen will particularly focus on Hardit Singh Malik the subject of his book 'The Flying Sikh'. Hardit Singh Malik started his life in Britain as a 14 year old at Eastbourne College, who then  progressed to Balliol College, Oxford. At the start of the war h…

‘Hardit Singh Malik – the Flying Sikh’ with Stephen Barker


From his arrival in the UK alone in 1908 as a fourteen-year-old, to Balliol College, Oxford, Hardit Singh Malik lived an extraordinary life, often in the face of great adversity, yet always with charm and good humour. He rose to become the Indian Ambassador to France after a long and distinguished career in the Indian Civil service, yet always main…