Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Gurkha Arjun Pun killed in action

Corporal Arjun Purja Pun, 1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles, was killed along with two colleagues on 13 July 2010.

Corporal Arjun Purja Pun was 33 years old and was raised and recruited from Khibang village in the Magdi District in Nepal. 

He passed the notoriously gruelling Gurkha selection process and was enlisted into the British Army on 30 January 1995. 

His career was varied and successful and he was a hugely popular soldier wherever he served.
In 1998-99 he was a member of the Gurkha Reinforcement Company attached to B Company, 1st Battalion The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment. 

Most recently, he was posted to the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst where he supported the training of future Officers for the British Army and other national forces.

Corporal Arjun was in 1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles based in Brunei at the time when they deployed on Op HERRICK 7 as the Reserve Battlegroup as part of Regional Command South based in Kandahar. 

He deployed on Op HERRICK 12 in early June 2010 as a battlefield casualty replacement. 

Read report of the three Gurkhas killed

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