STAFF RIDE

STAFF RIDE

 

 

STAFF RIDE

PROGRAMME SCHEDULE

 

Day 1- MONDAY, 23 APRIL 2018

 

 

Timings

Event

Lead / Speaker

Notes

0845-0900

UK Brief

Lt Col de la Billiere

UK personnel only

0900-0945

Introductions

Participants

0945-1000

Welcome address

Lt Gen PK Singh

1000-1100

Just war tradition and Indian military ethos

Col PK Gautam

1100-1115

Tea

1115-1215

Invaders from the Khyber: Strategic Geography of North India

Dr Amit Pathak

1215-1300

Lunch

1300-1400

The Maratha system of war

Dr Arpita Anant

1400-1500

Background to the 1857 Uprising

Sqn Ldr Rana Chhina

Ms Anisha Mukherji

 

1500-1515

Tea 

1515-1600

Overview of the 1857 Uprising: Meerut, Kanpur and Lucknow

Dr Amit Pathak

1600-1645

Delhi 1857

Ms Anisha Mukherji

 Sqn Ldr Rana Chhina

1645-1715

Next day brief

Col Martin Todd

 


 

Day 2- TUESDAY, 24 APRIL 2018

 

Timings

Event

Lead / Speaker

Themes and Questions

0630-0800

Road move to Badli-Ki-Serai

0800-0900

Stand 1 – Badli-Ki-Serai (BKS)

 

Motivation, Morale and Cohesion – Lead: Colonel Todd / Lt Col de la Billiere

Historical brief (15 mins)

Sqn Ldr Chhina

 

Questions (15 mins each)

1.      What were motivations of the two sides at BKS?  Which was strongest?

2.      Why could the Indians not make their superior strength tell?  Are cohesion and morale greater factors in success in battle than physical strength?

3.      How can modern regular forces exploit their greater cohesion over irregular fighters / insurgents?

0900-0930

Road move to Flagstaff Marg

Via Bell of Arms.

0930-1100

Stand 2 – Flagstaff Tower

 

Exploitation, Initiative and Mission Command – Lead: Group 1

Historical brief (20 mins)

Sqn Ldr Chhina

 

Questions (20 mins each)

1.      Did the British fail to exploit their victory at BKS?  How critical is exploitation to achieving operational goals?

2.      How did the initiative and balance of forces shift between June and September?  How did the perceptions of key actors change on the Ridge and inside Delhi?

3.      British operational leadership was much criticised throughout the siege; how far can tactical initiative and leadership offset operational and strategic failings?

1100-1230

Ridge Walk to Mutiny Memorial

Graves – Guard-room 1 – Flagstaff Tower – Guard-room 2 – Chauburja (Mosque piquet) – Observatory – Baoli – Site of Hindu Rao’s House – Mutiny Memorial

1230-1245

Road move to Nicholson Cemetery

1315-1330

Road move to Maidens Hotel

 

 

1330-1430

Lunch – Maidens Hotel

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