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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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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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Late Victorian private purchase military kukri

Many years ago I used to visit one of those antique shops where the goods were piled high, and hunting through the stock was half the fun. Then the shop disappeared and I thought that the business had closed; but … Continue reading

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Beautiful, officer-grade ‘lion’s head’ kukri

A response to an earlier post from a blog reader and old friend led to discussion of a kukri donated to that friend in the early 1950s by a former Indian Army officer. On retirement from the service, the officer … Continue reading

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