Category Archives: My years in Olive Green popularly kmown as OG

Soldier & Personal Weapon

A CO cannot be exposed to danger in a Bn. The CO of the Bn is injured plus two of his escorts and all have succumbed to the injuries. The question is why did this happen? Why was CO right … Continue reading

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Telemedicine Consultation For Armed Forces Personnel

Hi Folks – I came across a useful website wherein members of the Tri-services can have an audio-visual telemedicine consultation. One needs to “Register” and the website will guide one through the process till one gets token for an appointment … Continue reading

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205th Raising Day Celebrated Like No Other

Five years ago I Was at Mamun Cantt, Pathankot, to celebrate the bicentenary of 1/1 Gorkha Rifles on 24th April 2015. Over 1000 people of all ages, from all ranks, had come from as far as England and remote corners … Continue reading

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A Hill Called *Melrose*

Prologue In combat operations, it is generally not possible to find an objective with a proper noun. Therefore, world armies create their own names to identify their objectives for any operation to easy understanding assimilation by all troops involved in … Continue reading

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Grey Mule – A War Veteran of 1st WW

A true story of a war veteran mule Animal transport was an integral part of the Sapper warfare. The story of the ‘Grey Mule’, revered as the most travelled mule in the world, enjoys a legendary status in the lore … Continue reading

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This Too Shall Pass (COVID 19)

A post written by an Army wife – Nancy Singh. I thought I should share (copy-paste). I contemplated a couple of times before actually jotting it down. I know probably few will still not agree to me and try to … Continue reading

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Army Courses

Prologue All officers who join the army have to do many professional courses in their career which continues even if one becomes general officer. It is a myth that there would be no studies required once you join the army. … Continue reading

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Passing Out Parade 49 Years Ago

Below are the photos of the past: 22 Jun 1968 Passing out parade of Zojila Coy. 1. The Comdt inspecting the parade. Sashi standing tall in the front. 2. I can recognize some of them. Amal – tall handsome on … Continue reading

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Old Memories

I was writing about my old Bn 1/1 GR (pronounced one one GR) and needed some old photographs. While looking for them I found two photographs of our 2/Lt days with friend Tej Kaul (12 Kumaon). After commissioning we both … Continue reading

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LETTER TO DURBAR

(A post received in my Whatsapp. Found a special piece of history interesting and thought to share with my readers.) Sam & Turk Brigadier John Randle’s personal reminiscences of Second World War in Burma in Durbar issue of Summer 2016 … Continue reading

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