Author Archives: Nigel

About Nigel

Retired law firm project manager based in Jersey, British Channel Islands. When he isn't shooting clay pigeons, he's polishing his collection of kukris or digging his vegetable patch.

Brigade of Gurkhas VCs – Lt. Guy Hudleston Boisragon – 2 December 1891

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. Guy Hudleston Boisragon Unit: Indian Staff Corps, 5th Gurkha Rifles … Continue reading

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Brigade of Gurkhas – Capt. John Cook – 2 December 1878

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: Capt. John Cook Unit: Bengal Staff Corps, 5th Gurkha Rifles Date: … Continue reading

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Brigade of Gurkhas VCs – Capt. Richard Kirby Ridgeway – 22 November 1879

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: Capt. Richard Kirby Ridgeway Unit: 44th Gurkha Rifles (later 1/8th Gurkha … Continue reading

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Brigade of Gurkhas VCs – L-Cpl. Rambahadur Limbu – 21 November 1965

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: Lance Corporal Rambahadur Limbu Unit: 2nd Battalion, 10th Princess Mary’s Own … Continue reading

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Brigade of Gurkhas VCs – Rfmn. Thaman Gurung – 10 November 1944

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: Rifleman Thaman Gurung Unit: 1st Battalion, 5th Royal Gurkha Rifles Date: … Continue reading

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Brigade of Gurkhas VCs – Rfmn. Kulkbir Thapa – 25 September 1915

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: Rifleman Kulbir Thapa Unit: 2nd Battalion, 3rd Queen Alexandra’s Own Gurkha … Continue reading

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Another ‘Khyber Pass Special’

Earlier his week a friend complained, tongue in cheek, that the Range Officer wouldn’t let him fire his Martini-action pistol on the pistol range. When I saw it, I knew why! Some time back I wrote about an alleged Enfield … Continue reading

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Bone-handled, post-WW2 ‘take-home’ kukri

During/shortly after WW2 there was a brisk trade in souvenir (‘take-home’) kukris for sale to (particularly) Britsh and US servicemen as a memento of their ‘time in foreign parts’. These were generally wallhangers rather than users, and construction standards were … Continue reading

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Another (bigger) K. B. Thakuri kukri

As a result of the two earlier blog posts about K. B. Thakuri kukris, I was contacted by a reader with photos of a Thakuri kukri brought back after WW2 by his father (who was attached to Fourth Indian Division, … Continue reading

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Vintage .410 ammo

The club ammo store has just been reorganised and guess what was found in the process?

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