Ghurka to the rescue in Uruzgan
Onze luchtmobiele brigade te Tarin Kowt heeft de eer om zij aan zij te
werkenmet een Brits Ghurka-regiment. Nee, we hoeven jullie oorlogs- en wapenexperts natuurlijk niets te vertellen over deze Nepalese boys die als motto hebben '
liever dood dan een lafaard'. Hieronder wel even twee anekdotes, geript uit een forum. One of the teacher/priests back in Australia was an officer with the Ghurka's in WWII (for the life of me, I can't remember his name). Told an interesting story about a time in India when they were retreating and the local populace had blocked a bridge with hundreds of people not allowing them across. The Ghurka commander came up to the officer and said he could clear the bridge, well the officer was worried that the Ghurka was going to open fire on the locals so he told him to hold off. Awhile later things were getting a little more desperate and the locals still were not cooperating and the Ghurka requested again to clear the bridge. The officer said that he could if he didn't use violence on the locals, the Ghurka officer said no-porblem and went to work. First he lined up a bunch of his boys accros the road, second he had them drop their pants and then they started pissing, well knowing that one of the worst thing for a Hindu is coming in contact with another persons urine/feces (the whole class/sect thing), he ordered his soldiers to move forward. The locals kindly backed up and cleared the bridge. Funny things is, the British officer/teacher/priest was the spitting image of Col. Sanders. And I always liked the story where a British officer was looking for volunteers to jump out of an airplane behind enemy lines in Burma in WW2. He explained the mission to a Gurkha company and then asked for volunteers to raise there hands, only three Gurkhas raised there hands, he was suprised by this because he had heard about the Gurkhas bravery. He then had a word with the translator and realised that he had failed to mention that they would be wearing parachutes! when he informed the Gurkhas that they would be wearing parachutes they all put their hands up.