1970s

Weapons Training with No 3 Section, 1977

Kishore Gurung with his No 3 Section at weapons training. Everyone had two different sets of uniform, issued at British Camp, Paklihawa in Nepal. They were the last few batches before the British army phased it out. Date: Feb 1977.

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Weapons Training with No 3 Section, 1977

Kishore Gurung with his No 3 Section at weapons training. Everyone had two different sets of uniform, issued at British Camp, Paklihawa in Nepal. They were the last few batches before the British army phased it out. Date: Feb 1977.

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Recruits at Jurong Bird Park, 1977

After an intense phase of recruit training, Kishore Gurung and other recruits take a break or R&R at Jurong Bird Park. Date: 1977. Photo Collection: Kishore Kumar Gurung / SGPM.

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Recruits at Jurong Bird Park, 1977

After an intense phase of recruit training, Kishore Gurung and other recruits take a break or R&R at Jurong Bird Park. Date: 1977. Photo Collection: Kishore Kumar Gurung / SGPM.

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Sitting on the lawn at Mount Vernon Camp 1970

Shivraj Thapa and Sahabir Thapa sitting on the grass at Mount Vernon Camp, during the Dasain holidays. There was a Chinese man who visited the camp to take photographs of everyone. He returned to sell Shivraj a copy of this

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Sitting on the lawn at Mount Vernon Camp 1970

Shivraj Thapa and Sahabir Thapa sitting on the grass at Mount Vernon Camp, during the Dasain holidays. There was a Chinese man who visited the camp to take photographs of everyone. He returned to sell Shivraj a copy of this

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Daughters at Pasir Ris

Mangalsing Tamang’s daughters at Pasir Ris beach. Date: Early 1970s. Photo Collection: Aswin Moktan / SGPM.

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Daughters at Pasir Ris

Mangalsing Tamang’s daughters at Pasir Ris beach. Date: Early 1970s. Photo Collection: Aswin Moktan / SGPM.

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Wives at Pasir Ris Beach

Gurkha wives preparing for a group photograph at the Pasir Ris beach annual picnic. Date: Early 1970s. Photo Collection: Aswin Moktan / SGPM.

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Wives at Pasir Ris Beach

Gurkha wives preparing for a group photograph at the Pasir Ris beach annual picnic. Date: Early 1970s. Photo Collection: Aswin Moktan / SGPM.

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Wives at Home

Meena Tamang (left) with other Gurkhas’ wives gathered at home. Date: Early 1970s. Photo Collection: Aswin Moktan / SGPM.

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Wives at Home

Meena Tamang (left) with other Gurkhas’ wives gathered at home. Date: Early 1970s. Photo Collection: Aswin Moktan / SGPM.

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Dasain Party at the Drill Shed 1971

Dasain Party at the Drill Shed inside Mount Vernon Camp. Date: 1971. Photo Collection: Aswin Moktan / SGPM.

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Dasain Party at the Drill Shed 1971

Dasain Party at the Drill Shed inside Mount Vernon Camp. Date: 1971. Photo Collection: Aswin Moktan / SGPM.

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Beside Block L 1973

Beside Block L inside Mount Vernon Camp, the Gurkha wives pose for a photograph wearing their sari. The laundry area can be seen in the background. Date: 1973. Photo Collection: Aswin Moktan / SGPM.

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Beside Block L 1973

Beside Block L inside Mount Vernon Camp, the Gurkha wives pose for a photograph wearing their sari. The laundry area can be seen in the background. Date: 1973. Photo Collection: Aswin Moktan / SGPM.

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Gurkha Wives at Block I 1973

Gurkha wives at Block I inside Mount Vernon Camp. Date: 19 February 1973. Photo Collection: Aswin Moktan / SGPM.

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Gurkha Wives at Block I 1973

Gurkha wives at Block I inside Mount Vernon Camp. Date: 19 February 1973. Photo Collection: Aswin Moktan / SGPM.

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Inspector DB Thapa in Uniform

Inspector DB Thapa takes a photograph at Inspector Block at Mount Vernon Camp. This ceremonial dress is worn on parade and special occasions like National Day, Police Day. Date: 1970s. Photo Collection: Jhabe Thapa / SGPM.

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Inspector DB Thapa in Uniform

Inspector DB Thapa takes a photograph at Inspector Block at Mount Vernon Camp. This ceremonial dress is worn on parade and special occasions like National Day, Police Day. Date: 1970s. Photo Collection: Jhabe Thapa / SGPM.

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Jhabe Thapa’s Children 1976

Family portrait taken at Paya Lebar studio. Jhabe Thapa had three daughters and one son. Date: 1976. Photo Collection: Jhabe Thapa / SGPM.

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Jhabe Thapa’s Children 1976

Family portrait taken at Paya Lebar studio. Jhabe Thapa had three daughters and one son. Date: 1976. Photo Collection: Jhabe Thapa / SGPM.

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Visiting Haw Par Villa

Jhabe Thapa and his wife visited Haw Par Villa during his holiday break. They were on holiday. Date: Early 1970s. Photo Collection: Jhabe Thapa / SGPM.

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Visiting Haw Par Villa

Jhabe Thapa and his wife visited Haw Par Villa during his holiday break. They were on holiday. Date: Early 1970s. Photo Collection: Jhabe Thapa / SGPM.

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Jhabe Thapa with his son Bikash as they visited the beach for their annual picnic. Date: 1979. Photo Collection: Jhabe Thapa / SGPM.

Jhabe & Bikash Thapa by the beach 1979

Jhabe Thapa with his son Bikash as they visited the beach for their annual picnic. Date: 1979. Photo Collection: Jhabe Thapa / SGPM.

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Jhabe Thapa with his son Bikash as they visited the beach for their annual picnic. Date: 1979. Photo Collection: Jhabe Thapa / SGPM.

Jhabe & Bikash Thapa by the beach 1979

Jhabe Thapa with his son Bikash as they visited the beach for their annual picnic. Date: 1979. Photo Collection: Jhabe Thapa / SGPM.

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Pasir Ris Park Picnic 1978

Picnic at Pasir Ris Park, with Singapore Gurkhas from the same district. Date: 1978. Photo Collection: Krishna Bahadur Gurung / SGPM.

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Pasir Ris Park Picnic 1978

Picnic at Pasir Ris Park, with Singapore Gurkhas from the same district. Date: 1978. Photo Collection: Krishna Bahadur Gurung / SGPM.

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Passing out parade 1976

A section photograph of recruits and their section commander (center, standing) after the passing out parade. The entire batch of recruits served from 1975 till 2000. Date: 1976. Photo Collection: Krishna Bahadur Gurung / SGPM.

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Passing out parade 1976

A section photograph of recruits and their section commander (center, standing) after the passing out parade. The entire batch of recruits served from 1975 till 2000. Date: 1976. Photo Collection: Krishna Bahadur Gurung / SGPM.

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Dasain at Dhanpati Gurung’s

Celebrating Dasain at Dhanpati Gurung’s (4579) home (second from left), once a section commander to all his men here. Date: Late 1970s. Photo Collection: Krishna Bahadur Gurung / SGPM.

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Dasain at Dhanpati Gurung’s

Celebrating Dasain at Dhanpati Gurung’s (4579) home (second from left), once a section commander to all his men here. Date: Late 1970s. Photo Collection: Krishna Bahadur Gurung / SGPM.

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Pistol Practice

Krishna Bahadur Gurung (4930) on off duty at Bukit Timah, practising using a pistol. Date: Late 1970s. Photo Collection: Krishna Bahadur Gurung / SGPM.

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Pistol Practice

Krishna Bahadur Gurung (4930) on off duty at Bukit Timah, practising using a pistol. Date: Late 1970s. Photo Collection: Krishna Bahadur Gurung / SGPM.

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A Picnic at Pasir Ris 1978

For picnics – usually Nepalis from the same district – at Pasir Ris, the usual staple will include bread (sel roti) and spicy potatoes (aloo dum). The recruits can be found in the background wearing white t-shirts and shorts. Date:

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A Picnic at Pasir Ris 1978

For picnics – usually Nepalis from the same district – at Pasir Ris, the usual staple will include bread (sel roti) and spicy potatoes (aloo dum). The recruits can be found in the background wearing white t-shirts and shorts. Date:

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First long leave, departing Singapore

Singapore Gurkhas from the same batch preparing for their first leave back home to Kathmandu. Date: 1979. Photo Collection: Krishna Bahadur Gurung / SGPM.

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First long leave, departing Singapore

Singapore Gurkhas from the same batch preparing for their first leave back home to Kathmandu. Date: 1979. Photo Collection: Krishna Bahadur Gurung / SGPM.

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Playing Guitar at Pasir Ris Park 1978

With their guitars at Pasir Ris Park, the Singapore Gurkhas and the young Nepali boys in camp sang songs in their own language. Meanwhile, the portable radio was tuned to Hindi songs. Date: 1978. Photo Collection: Krishna Bahadur Gurung / SGPM.

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Playing Guitar at Pasir Ris Park 1978

With their guitars at Pasir Ris Park, the Singapore Gurkhas and the young Nepali boys in camp sang songs in their own language. Meanwhile, the portable radio was tuned to Hindi songs. Date: 1978. Photo Collection: Krishna Bahadur Gurung / SGPM.

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