This Day in History: 1967-04-25

Major Gaubahadur Gurung MVO, the Gurkha Major (senior Gurkha) of the 2nd Battalion, died in his sleep. Sadly his son Sergeant Toybahahadur Gurung, who had been awarded the Prince of Wales’s kukri as the most promising soldier in the Regiment, was to be killed on 13 May 1986 in a helicopter accident in the Falklands, also while serving with the 2nd Battalion.