This Day in History: 1942-06-15

On the formation of the 5th Battalion, among the 15 British Officers only the Commanding Officer (Lieutenant Colonel Holy-Hasted ), the Second in Command (Major Walton) and the Adjutant (Captain Warwick) could speak Gurkhali. The Regimental Journal reported that Major Rambahadur Thapa OBI, the Subedar Major, ‘guided‘ the battalion.

Lieutenant Colonel John Holy-Hasted