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Old 25.03.2011, 18:13
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Very brave Gurkha awarded Britain's 2nd highest award

Acting Sergeant Dip Prasad Pun, 31, who hails from western Nepal and serves in the British Army, exhausted all of his ammunition and resorted to using the tripod of his machine gun to repel the militants who were in 15 to 30 in number.

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Old 25.03.2011, 21:39
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Re: Very brave Gurkha awarded Britain's 2nd highest award

By the power of greyskull, that guy needs a wheelbarrow to carry balls that big.
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Old 25.03.2011, 21:54
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Re: Very brave Gurkha awarded Britain's 2nd highest award

Very brave guy - fighting for a country which may not allow him to emigate to (according to this).

The relatives of the people he fought may very well already be UK citizens.
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Old 25.03.2011, 22:48
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Certainly a very brave guy.

I bet he wishes the 400 rounds, 17 grenades and a mine had been more effective.
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Old 25.03.2011, 22:55
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Re: Very brave Gurkha awarded Britain's 2nd highest award

I read this today in the news, what a guy....there are not many people in the world who could hold their nerve and achieve this.
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Old 25.03.2011, 23:39
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Gurkhas are very well know for there to be excellent soldiers,hat of to this guy.
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Re: Very brave Gurkha awarded Britain's 2nd highest award

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Due to Singapore's british colonial past, Gurkhas are still employed in Singapore. I used to live near a prison which maintained a section of Gurkhas, and they can be seen doing drills and what not, looking all fit and mean. Their outfit was an army green fatigue with a M16 carbine, a kukri, a parang and toggle rope. The gurkha hat lent a debonair touch their ensemble, and seemed to say,"Yes, I could kill a man with my bare hands, but I'm approachable and I care about my appearance."

As kids around the neighbourhood, we used to joke that in combat, they'd just as well give up their guns and just use their knives. Off duty, they were humble and quiet, and seemed perfectly normal for the fearsome reputation they had. Their neutral presence was instrumental in quelling the racial riots in the 1960's but the same neutrality defined their presence in Singapore, with little or no integration into local society, hence not many locals have had personal contact with them. Pity, imo.
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Quoting the Sun Article:" Army spokesman Lt Col David Eastman said: "He is a credit to his unit."

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On reading the stories that jrspet linked, above (the second story was absolutely vintage Sun ), I couldn't help feeling that it was a shame Pun didn't get a VC -- and that a "genuine" (in the eyes of "The Establishment") British soldier would have been a shoe-in for the top award.

I hope I'm wrong, but ...
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The injustice to Gurkhas, having lived in Aldershot and Colchester embarrases me, they all deserve medals. Fearless heroes. My Grandad told me stories of their fearless selfish bravery in WW11. They are a special breed...
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Old 27.03.2011, 11:22
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Very brave guy - fighting for a country which may not allow him to emigate to (according to this).

The relatives of the people he fought may very well already be UK citizens.
Very brave guy indeed unlike other soldiers who take IDs & passports of British civilians to commit assassination.
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Very brave guy indeed unlike other soldiers who take IDs & passports of British civilians to commit assassination.
You mean these guys ?

Like most awards: if the people in charge would have done their job correctly there would not be a need for a lone soldier to fight all those "Civilians" (no uniform on those Taliban, was there ?)
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