Tul Bahadur Pun
1923 – 2011
Who was Tul Bahadur Pun?
Tul Bahadur Pun VC was a Nepalese Gurkha recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. He later achieved the rank of Honorary Lieutenant. In addition to the Victoria Cross, Pun was awarded 10 other medals, including the Burma Star.
He was refused entrance to the UK by British officials in Nepal as he was unable to demonstrate strong enough ties with the UK for him to be allowed to settle there. On 1 June 2007 this decision was overturned by the British Asylum & Immigration Minister, Liam Byrne, due to the "exceptional" nature of the case.
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