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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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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 – 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 – 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 – 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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