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Brigade of Gurkhas VCs – Temp. Major Frank Blaker – 9 July 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:  T/Major Frank Blaker Unit: Attached, 3/9th Gurkha Rifles Date: 9 July … Continue reading

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Brigade of Gurkhas VCs – Subadar Netrabahadur Thapa – 25 June 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:  Acting Subadar Netrabahadur Thapa Unit: 2nd Battalion, 5th Royal Gurkha Rifles … Continue reading

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Brigade of Gurkhas VCs – Rfmn. Tul Bahadur Pun – 23 June 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 Tul Bahadur Pun Unit: 3rd Battalion, 6th Queen Elizabeth’s Own Gurkha Rifles Date: … Continue reading

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Brigade of Gurkhas VCs – Michael Allmand – 23 June 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: Lt. Michael Allmand Unit: 3rd Battalion, 6th Queen Elizabeth’s Own Gurkha Rifles (Attd.) Date: … Continue reading

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Brigade of Gurkhas VCs – Havildar Gaje Ghale – 24 May 1943

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:  Havildar Gaje Ghale Unit: 5th Royal Gurkha Rifles Date: 24 May … Continue reading

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Brigade of Gurkhas VCs – Rfmn. Lachhiman Gurung – 12 May 1945

  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 Lachhiman Gurung Unit: 8th Gurkha Rifles, Indian Army Date: 12th … Continue reading

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Brigade of Gurkhas VCs – Lt. Charles Grant – 9 April 1891

One of a series of posts concerning Gurkha recipients of the VictoriaCross, each of which will appear on the anniversary of the action leading to the award. Recipient: Lt. Charles James William Grant, commanding a detachment of eighty Punjabi and Gurkha soldiers Unit: Madras … Continue reading

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Brigade of Gurkhas VCs – Rfmn. Bhanbhagta Gurung – 5 March 1945

One of a series of posts concerning Gurkha VCs, each of which will appear on the anniversary of the action leading to the award. Recipient: Rifleman Bhanbhagta Gurung Unit: 2nd King Edward VII’s Own Gurkha Rifles (The Sirmoor Rifles) Date: … Continue reading

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New blade – a Burmese dha

A visit to my usual antiques shop in the perennial search for new and interesting kukris has led me in an unexpected direction.  I have mentioned before that some kukris just look right – all the proportions are visually correct; … Continue reading

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