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Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.
- Karl von Clausewitz

What is Happening

A meeting of the War Decorated Trust was held on Thursday at Chandigarh. The following Trustees were present:

  • Brig Sant Singh, MVC** (in the Chair)
  • Brig NS Sandhu, MVC
  • Brig KS Chandpuri, MVC, VSM
  • Capt Reet MP Singh, VrC

Discussion centered around passing the audited accounts for the year 2012-2013 and the Scholarship Scheme of the Trust.



Vir Chakra (VrC)
Awardee: Col Gilbert Anthony Wright, VrC

Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 06 May 1948

On 6 May 1948, starting at dusk, a company of2 Punjab under Major GA Wright advanced to climb a dominating feature in the Kalal Ridge through broken precipitous and mountainous country. After a non-stop advance throughout the night, the company reached within the enemy stronghold by dawn next day. It immediately came under heavy MMG mortar and small arms fire and one NCO was wounded. Undaunted, Major Wright led a platoon personally round the flank. Keeping cool headed and calm, he organised the final assault and delivered it under heavy enemy fire while over the exposed slopes. With his few men, he pursued the retreating enemy and personally shot down two. The enemy, completely demoralised, abandoned their position and ran away leaving behind 24 dead, 10 prisoners, two 3-inch mortars, one Browning and large quantities of ammunition.

This gallant act of Major Wright was a fine example of leadership, courage and devotion to duty.

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