Gurkha spirit triumphs in siege of Nawzad

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Gurkha spirit triumphs in siege of Nawzad
Telegraph Link
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The Gurkhas were never supposed to fire a shot in anger in Helmand. Their main duty was to protect the main British Army base at Camp Bastion.

But as British forces found themselves fighting a full-scale war, the Gurkhas were thrust into the front line and became involved in some of the fiercest fire fights of the summer-long campaign.

One of the most dramatic engagements took place in the town of Nawzad, a key strategic post in southern Helmand.

The Gurkha commanders realised that trouble was brewing when the town centre emptied of civilians.
Obviously know their history out in the 'stans! :D


 
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Shabash!

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Excellent quotes from young Gurkha and their OC

"For the first five minutes under fire I was just so frightened," said Tkam Paha Dur, a 19-year-old Gurkha rifleman, to the amusement of his comrades."After that it became just like a live firing exercise."

"I said 'you have two paths here. If the attacks continue you will suffer. We are being restrained. We take no pleasure in this. We are here to help you if you want a better life. It is in your hands.' "
 
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With the Taliban closer than 50 yards, Rifleman Nabin Rai, 20, manning a heavy machinegun on the roof, had several rounds ricochet off his weapon before a bullet went through the gunsight and hit him in the face.

"His commander called for him to be medi-vacced out, but he refused to come down from the roof," said Major Rex. "Later he was again hit, this time in the helmet. He sat down and had a cigarette, then went back to his position."


Cool as fukc!
 
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The-Daddy said:
With the Taliban closer than 50 yards, Rifleman Nabin Rai, 20, manning a heavy machinegun on the roof, had several rounds ricochet off his weapon before a bullet went through the gunsight and hit him in the face.

"His commander called for him to be medi-vacced out, but he refused to come down from the roof," said Major Rex. "Later he was again hit, this time in the helmet. He sat down and had a cigarette, then went back to his position."


Cool as fukc!
Doesn't he realise how dangerous smoking is??

Ayo Gurkhali!
 
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Am currently serving with the US Army and the Kukhri on my desk has spawned many a question from my US brethern. Action of OC Coy defines non-kinetic. I forwarded the article to all.

Jai Gurkha
 
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Cuddles said:
The-Daddy said:
With the Taliban closer than 50 yards, Rifleman Nabin Rai, 20, manning a heavy machinegun on the roof, had several rounds ricochet off his weapon before a bullet went through the gunsight and hit him in the face.

"His commander called for him to be medi-vacced out, but he refused to come down from the roof," said Major Rex. "Later he was again hit, this time in the helmet. He sat down and had a cigarette, then went back to his position."


Cool as fukc!
Doesn't he realise how dangerous smoking is??

Ayo Gurkhali!

Customs and Excise should supply this man with all the Cigarettes they confiscate from the Baccy Barons within the UK
 
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