52 Cavalry

52 Cavalry

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52 CAVALRY AND THE MAN WHO RAISED IT ! Raised by Lt Col Farhat Hassan at Kharian Cantonment on 7 August 1972 as Armoured  Corps Reinforcement wing number1 and  renamed as 52 Cavalry on 1 January  1973.It was 50 %Pathan and 50 % Punjabi in  Racial composition.When this scribe  commanded this was one of 7 units that  Competed with 5 Indep Armd Sqn at 31  Corps AFV competion which 5 IAS  won.  COLONEL FARHAT WAS AN EXTRAORDINARY BRAVE MAN AS THIS SCRIBE DISOVERED WHEN INTERVIEWING ORS OF 6 LANCERS AT JHELUM IN 1983-84 .MUCH LATER COL SAMI 24 CAVALRY IN AN INTERVIEW IN 2018 STATED THAT THEN CAPTAIN FARHAT WAS THE BRAVEST SQUADRON COMMANDER IN  6 LANCERS AS SAMI SAW CLOSELY BUT  NOT ACKNOWLEDGED IN ANY AWARD.HIS BRAVERY AT VALTOHA IN WILLINGNESS TO MAINTAIN HIS POSITION WITHOUT INFANTRY ALONG WITH OTHER SQUADRON COMMANDER CAPTAIN KHALIQ YAR TIWANA WAS MUCH PRAISED BY LT GENERAL MAHMUD IN HIS BOOK ON 1965.  13 LANCERS WAR VETERANS DESCRIBED  HIM AS AN OUTSTANDINGLY BRAVE OFFICER WHILE COMMANDING B SQUADRON 27 CAVALRY IN LAST STAGES OF BARA PIND BATTLES.  LASTLY 52 CAVALRY WAS COMMANDED BY OUR  PLATOON COMMANDER COL MUNAWAR RANA IN 1992-93 BUT NOT PROMOTED GENERAL AS PER THE  APARTHEID INSTITUTED IN PAKISTAN ARMY AGAINST AHMADIS-  MAJOR A.H AMIN (RETIRED)