Queen Elizabeth II bestows gallantry honor on Royal Gurkha

June 11, 2012

According to the Manila Bulletin:

“A Nepalese soldier in the British army has been given a top bravery award by Queen Elizabeth II for his heroics in Afghanistan… Corporal Dipprasad Pun, 31, said he thought he was going to die and so had nothing to lose in taking on the attackers who overran his checkpoint.
He was awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross (CGC), which is given in recognition of acts of conspicuous gallantry during active operations against the enemy.
The CGC is second only to the Victoria Cross — the highest honour for bravery in the face of the enemy.”

To read more in the Manila Bulletin, please click here: http://www.mb.com.ph/node/321230/queen-decorate

BBC also reported on this event: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-13619825

 Nobility.org Editorial comment: —

Both the Queen and the Gurkhas are holding fast to traditions.


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