Victoria Cross or VC is the UK's highest award for bravery by a military person in the presence of the enemy. It is the most honored, prestigious award and the senior most decoration for valor and heroism in the line of duty awarded by the British Government. It takes precedence above all other medals and orders, including the “George Cross”.

Twenty-Six, Victoria Crosses have been won by Gurkha Regiments so far. Amount them, Nepali Gurkhas have won thirteen Victoria Crosses, including countless other military awards. Below are some of these VC holders with whose bravery, gallantry and loyalty have recognized Gurkhas as the most formidable soldiers.

The Victoria Cross was approved by Queen Victoria, who reigned from 1831 - 1901

Rifleman (Acting Naik) Agansingh Rai
5th Royal Gurkha Rifles (FF)
Bishenpur, Burma
June 1944
Lance Naik Bhanbhagta Gurung
3rd Bn, 2nd King Edward VII’s
Own Gurkha Rifles
Tamandu, East Myanmar (Burma)
5 March 1945
Havildar Gaje Ghale
5th Royal Gurkha Rifles (FF)
Chin Hills, Burma (Myanmar)
May 1943
Rifleman Ganju Lama
7th Gurkha Rifles
Ninthoukhong, Burma
June 1944
5th Gurkha Rifles in 2nd World War
Bishenpur, Myanmar (Burma)
25-26 June 1944
Rifleman Thaman Gurung
5th Royal Gurkha Rifles (FF)
Monte San Bartolo Italy
November 1944
Rifleman Tul Bahadur Pun
3rd Bn. 6th Gurkha Rifles
Moguang, Myanmar (Burma)
23 June 1944
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