Tag Archives: WW2

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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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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Brigade of Gurkhas VCs – Rfm. Sher Bahadur Thapa – 18 September 1944

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 Sher Bahadur Thapa Unit: 9th Gurkha Rifles, Indian Army Date: 18th September 1944 Engagement: Battle … Continue reading

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Brigade of Gurkhas VCs – Naik Agansing Rai – 26 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: Naik Agansing Rai Unit: 2nd Battalion, 5th Royal Gurkha Rifles Date: 26 June 1944 Engagement: Bishenpur, … 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 – 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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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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