This Day in History: 1943-04-05

The 1st Battalion led the attack on Wadi Akarit in Tunisia, successfully seizing the high ground to the west before 8th Army’s main assault. In this action Subedar Lalbahadur Thapa won the Victoria Cross. Click here for a description of how he won the medal and here for a full account of this action.

Subedar Lalbahadur Thapa VC