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Old 08-03-20, 01:57 PM
peter monahan peter monahan is offline
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I'm being a bit cheeky here and sharing Tim's post form the 'What is It' section, on the off chance that any of the Gurkha collectors missed it. So, pure theft here but in a good cause.

"Some years ago I purchased the badge on the left from a dealer in Hong Kong. It was listed as a "bush hat" badge to the 10th Gurkhas ( unissued ). I was never entirely convinced it was for a bush hat or indeed if it was even 10GR, however a recent correspondence with a retired Gurkha officer revealed the truth. It's a "colours" badge worn on the arm of the tracksuit. He very kindly sent me his own one ( pictured on the right) awarded for cross country running in 1969. Apparently the custom was a long standing one in both battalions. Tim [AKA 'GurkhaRifles']
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