This Day In History: 1957-09-14

Both Battalions celebrated the centenary of of the Regiment’s historical stand on the Ridge at Delhi. A parade was held in Slim Barracks, Singapore. Both surviving Victoria Cross winners were present, as was the Secretary of State for Defence (Duncan Sandys) and other VIPs. The Truncheon was held by Honorary Captain Kalusing Chhetri, the oldest pensioner. The two living 2nd Goorkha VCs, Subedar Major Labahadur Thapa SSB, VC, OBI and Hon Havildar Bhanbhagta Gurung VC were both present. No less than 5 days of celebrations followed, including a grand nautch (Nepalese dance and party), a memorial service, sporting events, dinner nights and a Delhi centenary ball.

The 1957 parade in Singapore marking the centenary of the Regiment’s historic action in Delhi