This Day in History: 1970-12-15

Captain (QGO) Manbahadur Ale of B Company 1st Battalion, accompanied Lieutenant Rory Ormsby on a shooting trip in Malaya. Ormsby shot a jungle fowl that fell 20 feet from the edge of the trees. As he approached to pick it up, a tiger was heard growling in the thicket. Manbahadur ran forward and pulled Ormsby away, in the circumstances a brave and probably a wise thing to do. It was Ormsby’s 21st Birthday.