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Rifleman Tulbahadur Pun VC.

First read this: From Crusader-rabbit.
"In Burma on June 23rd, 1944, a Battalion of the 6th Gurkha Rifles was ordered to attack the Railway Bridge at Mogaung.

Immediately the attack developed the enemy opened concentrated and sustained cross fire at close range from a position known as the Red House and from a strong bunker position two hundred yards to the left of it. So intense was this cross fire that both the leading platoons of 'B' Company, one of which was Rifleman Tul Bahadur Pun's, were pinned to the ground and the whole of his Section was wiped out with the exception of himself, the Section commander and one other man.

The Section commander immediately led the remaining two men in a charge on the Red House but was at once badly wounded. Rifleman Tulbahadur Pun and his remaining companion continued the charge, but the latter too was immediately wounded.

Rifleman Tulbahadur Pun then seized the Bren Gun, and firing from the hip as he went, continued the charge on this heavily bunkered position alone, in the face of the most shattering concentration of automatic fire, directed straight at him. With the dawn coming up behind him, he presented a perfect target to the Japanese. He had to move for thirty yards over open ground, ankle deep in mud, through shell holes and over fallen trees.

Despite these overwhelming odds, he reached the Red House and closed with the Japanese occupations. He killed three and put five more to flight and captured two light machine guns and much ammunition. He then gave accurate supporting fire from the bunker to the remainder of his platoon which enabled them to reach their objective.

His outstanding courage and superb gallantry in the face of odds which meant almost certain death were most inspiring to all ranks and beyond praise."

Now read this, from Crusader-rabbit
'Gurkha veterans who have fought for Britain will be given the right to stay in this country following a "legal first" in which the High Court had to enforce its own ruling against the Government.

Jacqui Smith, the Home Secretary, has now been forced to abide by a High Court order that will give the previously excluded former soldiers from Nepal who served in the British Army the right to apply to settle in Britain.

..The news came as the Gurkhas returned to court to enforce a legal victory they won last September, when a High Court judge ruled that the Government's existing immigration policy excluding them was unlawful.

...The court heard that in the hiatus since the September ruling a number of veterans had died waiting for resolution of the case.

The most recent was Rifleman Prem Bahadur Pun, who died on Sunday, March 15.

...A statement seen by the judge said: "It appears that his death - as well as being deprived of cheap modern drugs to bring him comfort in his final months - is linked to the Secretary of State's failure to comply with her assurances to publish the policy and complete the reconsideration of over 1,000 stayed cases by December 30 2008."

So here we have it, New Labours caring ethical compassion in action. Now I do wonder if the Home Sec. had the time to resolve this important issue, what with fiddling her expenses and spending time covering her rather large arse.

The inaction by this amoral woman has in part led to this man's death. Jacqui Smith an amoral sewer rat of a politician. 

Shame on her and damn anyone who is stupid enough to support her or God forbid bring themselves to vote for her.

2 people have spoken:

it's either banned or compulsory said...

It was bad enough forcing the Ghurkas to court in the first place and simply disgusting to make them wait yet longer for an appeal. Does not exactly make them feel welcome does it ? Mingey old cow is not fit to lick their boots.

Well they are welcome, I hope some move in around here before all the scroungers and murderers that she and Jack seem to encourage find my tranquil little retreat.

Fidothedog said...

True, if they were illegal migrants at Club Gitmo that cunt Miliband would be laying on a plane for them,