Monthly Archives: February 2014

Brigade of Gurkhas VCs – Maj. George Campbell Wheeler – 23rd February 1917

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: Maj. George Campbell Wheeler Unit: 9th Gurkha Rifles Date: 23rd February 1917 Engagement: Shumran, … Continue reading

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1950s post-WW2 Mk.3 kukri

“I’ve got a couple of things you’ll want to see,” said my favourite antique dealer, as he brought two kukris out from under the counter.  One was a lion’s head kukri with a filigree pattern metal handle and the other … Continue reading

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Brigade of Gurkhas VCs – Lt. John Adam Tytler – 10 February 1858

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: Lt. John Adam Tytler Unit: 66th Bengal (Ghoorkha) Native Infantry (Later … Continue reading

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