This Day in History: 1943-06-22

The 1st Battalion paraded in Tripoli for a surprise visit by His Majesty King George VI, who bestowed on Subedar Lalbahadur Thapa the Victoria Cross he had won in the battle of Wadi Akarit.

Subedar Lalbahadur Thapa receiving his Victoria Cross from King George VI in Tripoli.  Behind the King is Lieutenant Colonel Showers, the Commandant of the 1st Battalion.