Tag Archives: Gorkha

Brigade of Gurkhas VCs – Capt. William Walker – 22 April 1903

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. William George Walker Unit: 4th Prince of Wales’ Own (then, … Continue reading

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Brigade of Gurkhas VCs – Rfmn. Karanbahadur Rana – 10 April 1918

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: No. 4146 Rfm. Karanbahadur Rana Unit: 2nd Battalion, 3rd Gurkha Rifles Date: 10 April 1918 Engagement: El … 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 – Subedar Lalbahadur Thapa – 5 April 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: Subedar Lalbahadur Thapa Unit:  2nd King Edward VII’s Own Gurkha Rifles (The Sirmoor Rifles) … 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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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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