Friday, 3 June 2011

Soldier who fought off 30 Taliban — Alone

Sergeant Dipprasad Pun, 31, of the 1st Battalion the Royal Gurkha Rifles holds his Conspicuous Gallantry Cross, after it was presented to him by QueenElizabeth II at Buckingham Palace in central London June 1 , 2011. Sergeant Pun defeated more than 30 Taliban fighters single-handedly during an attack on his checkpoint in Helmand province, Afghanistan in September 2010. The award is second only to the Victoria Cross, the highest military decoration for armed forces of the Commonwealth.


The Angry Lurker said...

Excellent but how come he was alone?

Eli Arndt said...

And THAT is why I fear ghurkas.

Don M said...

Have trained with them in Hawaii and getting drunk with them in Seoul South Korea...I fear them too! lol

Nebris said...

Bloody pukka!

Ray Rousell said...

A very very brave man.

Dangerous Brian said...

Gurkha's are, quiet frankly, simultaneously the cheerfulist, mischeviousest, earnest and dedicated soldiers I ever met.

Me: "It's blood pishing down!F'ng rain will rust the gats!"
Ghurka: " Yah sah! Prenty of fresh watah sah! No need to wash socks in dahty dish watah sah! Tea sah?"

Alas, no I wasn't with the Ghurka's in the sense that we were in the same reigment or anything like that. But I did have a bloody great load of fun playing enemy with them on exercise.

If you're ever visiting Edinburgh, there's agreat little Nepalese resteraunt just down from the train station off Princess Street. You cant miss it. Big green sign with a pair of crossed kukri painted in gold.

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