One of a series of posts concerning Gurkha recipients of the Victoria Cross, each of which will appear on the anniversary of the action leading to the award.
Recipient: T/Major Frank Blaker
Unit: Attached, 3/9th Gurkha Rifles
Date: 9 July 1944
Engagement: Taungni, Burma
Citation: The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the posthumous award of the VICTORIA CROSS to: Captain (temporary Major) Frank Gerald Blaker, M.C. (193864), The Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment) (attached 9th Gurkha Rifles, Indian Army).