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Sapper Ishwor Gurung

13th Aug 2010

Sapper Ishwor Gurung 69 Gurkha Field Squadron QGE It is with great sadness that we record that Sapper Ishwor Gurung from 69 Gurkha Field Squadron, The Queen's Gurkha Engineers, attached with 21 Engineer Regiment, was killed in Afghanistan on Friday 13 August 2010. On 13 August, whilst constructing a new sangar to increase the protection ...

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Rifleman Remand Kulung

12th Aug 2010

Rifleman Remand Kulung, G (Tobruk) Company 1 MERCIAN It is with great sadness that we record that Rifleman Remand Kulung, from G (Tobruk) Company, 1st Battalion The Mercian Regiment (Cheshire), attached to the Danish Battle Group, died of his injuries in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham on Thursday 12 August 2010 of wounds sustained in ...

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Major James Joshua Bowman

13th Jul 2010

Major James Joshua Bowman 1 RGR It is with great sadness that we record that Major James Joshua Bowman, Lieutenant Neal Turkington and Corporal Arjun Purja Pun from 1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles were killed in Afghanistan on Tuesday 13 July 2010. The three soldiers, serving as part of Combined Force Nahr-e Saraj (South), were killed in a ...

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Lieutenant Neal Turkington

13th Jul 2010

Lieutenant Neal Turkington 1 RGR It is with great sadness that we record that Major James Joshua Bowman, Lieutenant Neal Turkington and Corporal Arjun Purja Pun from 1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles were killed in Afghanistan on Tuesday 13 July 2010. The three soldiers, serving as part of Combined Force Nahr-e Saraj (South), were killed in ...

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Corporal Arjun Purja Pun

13th Jul 2010

Corporal Arjun Purja Pun 1 RGR It is with great sadness that we record that Major James Joshua Bowman, Lieutenant Neal Turkington and Corporal Arjun Purja Pun from 1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles were killed in Afghanistan on Tuesday 13 July 2010. The three soldiers, serving as part of Combined Force Nahr-e Saraj (South), were killed in a ...

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Corporal Kumar Pun

09th May 2009

Corporal Kumar Pun 1 RGR Corporal Kumar Pun of the 1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles (attached to Foxtrot Company, 2 RGR) and Sergeant Ben Ross of 173 Provost Company, 3rd Regiment, Royal Military Police were killed as a result of a suicide improvised explosive device during a patrol in Gereshk, Helmand province. Corporal Kumar Pun ...

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Colour Sergeant Krishnabahadur Dura

15th Nov 2008

Csgt Krishnabahadur Dura It is with great sadness that we report the death of Colour Sergeant Krishnabahadur Dura, of the 2nd Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles, who was killed in Afghanistan on Saturday 15 November 2008. Colour Sergeant Dura was taking part in a road move in the Musa Qal‟eh district of Helmand Province when the Warrior ...

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Rifleman Yubraj Rai

04th Nov 2008

Rifleman Yubraj Rai It is with great sadness that we report the death of Rifleman Yubraj Rai of the 2nd Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles who was killed in Afghanistan on Tuesday 4 November 2008. Rifleman Rai was killed while taking part in a joint International Security Assistance Force and Afghan National Security Forces operation against ...

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Rifleman Manisdeep Thapa

10th Dec 2007

Rifleman Manishdeep Thapa You were an inspiration to us all. We will never forget you and our thoughts will always be with you.' (Fellow Vehicle Mechanic -Cpl Indrobahadur Saru) In Rifleman Manishdeep Thapa the 1st Battalion the Royal Gurkha Rifles has lost a true friend, a supportive colleague, and a highly valued member of the Gurkha family. ...

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Major Alexis Roberts

04th Oct 2007

Maj A M Roberts Maj Alexis 'Lex' Roberts was commissioned into the RGR in December 2000. He completed Platoon Commanders Battle Course and then joined 1 RGR in Brunei in March 2007, In February 2002 he attended the Standard Language Profile Level 2 in Nepali, passing with a Distinction. He deployed with 1 RGR to Bosnia in October 2003, ...

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