• Short Summary

    A TWENTY-SIX YEAR OLD LANCE CORPORAL IN THE GURKHA RIFLES, LANCE CORPORAL RAMBAHADUR LIMBU, HAS BEEN AWARDED THE VICTORIA CROSS - BRITAIN'S HIGHEST MILITARY DECORATION FOR GALLANTRY.

  • Description

    A TWENTY-SIX YEAR OLD LANCE CORPORAL IN THE GURKHA RIFLES, LANCE CORPORAL RAMBAHADUR LIMBU, HAS BEEN AWARDED THE VICTORIA CROSS - BRITAIN'S HIGHEST MILITARY DECORATION FOR GALLANTRY.

    LANCE CORPORAL RAMBAHADUR - A MEMBER OF PRINCESS MARY'S OWN GURKHA RIFLES - RECEIVES THE DECORATION FOR WHAT THE CITATION DESCRIBED AS A 'ZENITH OF DETERMINED, PREMEDITATED VALOUR'.

    LANCE CORPORAL RAMBAHADUR WAS A MEMBER OF A COMPANY WHICH ATTACKED A HILL IN SARAWAK IN NOVEMBER LAST YEAR. HE CAPTURED A MACHINE GUN POST, RESCUED TWO SERIOUSLY WOUNDED MEMBERS OF HIS COMPANY UNDER A HAIL OF MACHINE GUN FIRE, AND THEN USING A CAPTURED MACHINE GUN KILLED FOUR OF THE ENEMY. THE ENTURE INCIDENT TOOK AN HOUR, DURING WHICH THE EXCHANGE OF FIRE WAS AT ALMOST POINT BLANK RANGE. IT WAS ONLY THE SECOND TIME HE HAD SEEN ACTION.

    HIS IS THE FIRST VICTORIA CROSS AWARDEE FOR NEARLY THIRTEEN YEARS. THE LAST ONE GIVEN WAS POSTHUMOUSLY AWARDED IN DECEMBER TO A LIEUTENANT P.K. CURTIS OF THE DUKE OF CORNWALL'S LIGHT INFANTRY FOR GALLANTRY IN KOREA.

    LANCE CORPORAL RAMBAHADUR WILL RECEIVE HIS MEDAL FROM THE QUEEN AT A CEREMONY IN LONDON. QUEEN ELIZABETH EXPRESSED HER WISH TO PERSONALLY INVEST THE AWARD AT A CEREMONY IN BUCKINGHAM PALACE.

    (THE AWARD HAS BEEN OVERSHADOWED BY THE DEATH OF LANCE CORPORAL RAMBAHADUR' WIFE ON FEBRUARY THE SIXTH, THE DAY HE RETURNED FROM ACTIVE SERVICE IN SARAWAK.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8TCL9YHSH05GUJFM8FJN56KSC
    Media URN:
    VLVA8TCL9YHSH05GUJFM8FJN56KSC
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/04/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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