Compiled by Lt Col Rashid Zia Cheema (Retd)
Rawalpindi Tandoori Restaurant in Glasgow, Scotland, UK
‘Moidul’s Rawalpindi’ (Formerly ‘Rawalpindi Grill’), London, UK. This restaurant serves Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Indian food. It is ownedd by one Moidul Hussain. The name sounds like a Bangladeshi. It is located at 62 King Street, Twickenham TW1 3SH, south-west London, England. One can see the further details in its website “Moidul’s Rawalpindi”.
‘Rawalpindi Grill’ (Now ‘Moidul’s Rawalpindi’), a Desi Restaurant in London
Pindi Restaurant in New Delhi, India. It is located at Pandara Road, New Delhi, India and serves the best Punjabi food in Delhi.
Editor’s Note: Overseas visitors of this website, especially Pindiites, are requested to send more photos bearing the name of Rawalpindi in far far lands. They should simply write a Comment at the end of this page informing the availability of such pics, the Editor will get through them.
Writing at the Base of Lockhart’s Memorial Obelisk, Rawalpindi. General Sir William Stephen Alexander Lockhart was a British Army officer. He was Commander-in-Chief, India. He died of malaria whilst serving in office in Calcutta on March 18, 1900. Soldiers and their families paid for the construction of an obelisk in a Park on Peshawar Road, Rawalpindi. It is now called Roomi Park and located near AFIC, opposite MH (Military Hospital). Photo by Environmentalist.
Plaque at Saint Paul’s Church, The Mall Road, Rawalpindi. St. Paul’s Church is located in front of Army Hockey Stadium in a corner at the intersection of Mall Road and Murree Road. This elegant building was built in 1908 during British Raj. Photo by franek2.
First Day Cover of Stamp issued at Gordon College Rawalpindi Centenary Celebrations, 1993
Remembering HMS Rawalpindi at the Festival of Remembrance at London, 11 Nov 1989. SS Rawalpindi was a British passenger ship which was launched on 26 March 1925. She could accommodate 307 First Class and 288 Second Class passengers and was assigned on the London-Bombay route. On the outset of Second World War, she was requisitioned by the British Admiralty on 26 August 1939 and converted to an armed merchant cruiser by the addition of eight 6 inch guns and two 3 inch guns. She was renamed as HMS Rawalpindi.
While patrolling north of the Faroe Islands on 23 November 1939, she encountered two of the most powerful German warships, the battleships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau conducting a sweep between Iceland and the Faroes. Despite the hopeless situation, 60-year old Captain Edward Coverley Kennedy of HMS Rawalpindi decided to fight, rather than surrender as demanded by the Germans. He was heard to say “We’ll fight them both, they’ll sink us, and that will be that. Good-bye”.
The German warships sank HMS Rawalpindi within 40 minutes. 238 men died, including Captain Kennedy. Thirty-seven men were rescued by the German ships, and a further 11 were saved by HMS Chitral (another converted passenger ship).
Stamp Issued by Britain in 1974 on 35th Anniversary of Sinking of “HMS Rawalpindi”. This stamp was issued on 23 November 1974 on 35th Anniversary of sinking of HMS Rawalpindi.
Another UK Stamp in 1974 Commemorating 35th Anniversary of Sinking of HMS Rawalpindi
Replica of HMS Rawalpindi in Imperial War Museum, London. The replica of HMS Rawalpindi, made of wood and metal, is placed in Imperial War Museum, London.
A Painting Showing Destruction of HMS Rawalpindi on 23 November 1939
The Passenger Liner “S.S. Rawalpindi” Before She Became “HMS Rawalpindi”
Photo of SS Rawalpindi, on a Post Card, 1927
Queeen Victoria’s Statue, The Mall, Rawalpindi. Queen Victoria’s Statue was sculpted in England and placed in Rawalpindi during British Raj. It was there in front of Army Stadium Gate No. 1, at the intersection of Murree Road and The Mall. It was later removed and shifted to British High Commission in 1957 and now stands there.
Front View of Queen Victoria’s Statue on a Post Card
An Old Photo of Rawalpindi City
An Old Black & White Photo of General Post Office (GPO), Saddar, Rawalpindi
A Post Card Showing a Fort at Rawalpindi, 1912. This Post Card was sent from Rawalpindi to England on 18 April 1912. The Post Card shows a building in the far distance and “The Fort – Rawalpindi” has been written on the Post Card. The Editor of this website is unable to trace the identity and location of this building. May be it is some where around Rawalpindi? The visitors of this website are requested to solve the mystery by writing a Comment at the end of this page.
Old Photo of Victoria Barracks, Rawalpindi. Can someone give the exact location of Victoria Barracks? Many similar buildings are still located on Humayun Road between Army Public School & College for Girls and Military College of Signals.
An old Photo of Saddar Bazar Rawalpidi. This photo taken from the upper floor of Massey Gate.
Soldiers’ Home, Rawalpindi, on a Post Card 1910. It is located on Kashmir Road near HQ FWO. CSD Head Office is housed there.
Old Photo Showing General View of Barracks at Westridge, Rawalpindi
Black & White Post Card Photo of British Cavalry Barracks, Located at Westridge, Rawalpindi, 1910
Photo of an Old Post Card Showing Military Accounts Office, Rawalpindi
An Old Post Card photo Showing Historical Building of Lansdowne Institute, Rawalpindi. It is also known as Naach Ghar (Dance House). See the next photo for further details.
An Old Post Card Photo of Naach Ghar (Dance House), Rawalpindi. Naach Ghar (Lansdowne Institute) now a days is a Boys Secondary School located in Railway Housing scheme #7 opposite Railway Diesel Workshop located on the road going to Gunjmandi.
An Extremely Rare Photo Showing a Train at Platform of Rawalpindi Railway Station
A Tonga at Imperial Hotel, Rawalpindi on 8 July 1907. Two British soldiers, Frederick A. Dixon R.H.A. and A.H. Hopwood, Lincolnshire Regiment (Xth), traveled on this tonga from Rawalpindi to Murree on 8 July 1907. It took them 6 hours to reach Murree. They left Rawalpindi at 10 AM and after covering a distance of 38 miles reached Murree at 4 PM. On the way, they changed many fresh ponies, because it was a very steep gradient and their speed was quite slow. Read more here: “Frederick Dixon: Diary of 1907 Shooting/Trekking Trip in Kashmir & Baltistan”.
A Rare Post Card Photo of a Train at Rawalpindi Railway Station
An Photo of Mall Road, Rawalpindi
Gazetteer of the Rawalpindi District 1893-94. Do someone has the copy of this document to share the contents in this Blog?
A Rare Copy of Goods Arrival Notice, 1889. This Goods Arrival Notice was issued on 4 December 1889 at Rawalpindi Railway Station by North Western Railway.
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