Life In Camp

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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Kishore Gurung & Jum Prasad Gurung, 1998

Kishore Gurung and Jum Prasad Gurung (4953) pose for a photograph at a gate in front of the temple for the Dashera Party. Date: 1998. Photo Collection: Kishore Kumar Gurung / SGPM.

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Kishore Gurung & Jum Prasad Gurung, 1998

Kishore Gurung and Jum Prasad Gurung (4953) pose for a photograph at a gate in front of the temple for the Dashera Party. Date: 1998. Photo Collection: Kishore Kumar Gurung / SGPM.

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Dance at Officer’s Mess, 1990s

Kishore Gurung danced and entertained guests at the officer’s mess, who came from Nepal and visited Mount Vernon Camp.  Date: Early 1990s. Photo Collection: Kishore Kumar Gurung / SGPM.

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Dance at Officer’s Mess, 1990s

Kishore Gurung danced and entertained guests at the officer’s mess, who came from Nepal and visited Mount Vernon Camp.  Date: Early 1990s. Photo Collection: Kishore Kumar Gurung / SGPM.

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Dasain dinner 1968

The Gurkhas and their families having their Dasain dinner at the drill shed inside Mount Vernon Camp. Date: 1968. Photo Collection: Shivraj Thapa / SGPM.

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Dasain dinner 1968

The Gurkhas and their families having their Dasain dinner at the drill shed inside Mount Vernon Camp. Date: 1968. Photo Collection: Shivraj Thapa / 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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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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At the Living Room, in Uniform 1985

Jhabe Thapa taking a photograph in his living room just after he completed his duty in uniform. His family lives at Block Q, where the sergeants stay, inside Mount Vernon Camp. Date: 1985. Photo Collection: Jhabe Thapa / SGPM.

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At the Living Room, in Uniform 1985

Jhabe Thapa taking a photograph in his living room just after he completed his duty in uniform. His family lives at Block Q, where the sergeants stay, inside Mount Vernon Camp. Date: 1985. Photo Collection: Jhabe Thapa / SGPM.

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Gurkhas at New Year’s Party 1985

Singapore Gurkhas having a New Year Party at Mount Vernon Officer’s Mess. Date: 1985. Photo Collection: Jhabe Thapa / SGPM.

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Gurkhas at New Year’s Party 1985

Singapore Gurkhas having a New Year Party at Mount Vernon Officer’s Mess. Date: 1985. Photo Collection: Jhabe Thapa / SGPM.

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New Year Party at Mount Vernon Officer's Mess. This was the year that they served crabs, but no one knew how to eat them. Date: 1985.

New Year’s Party 1985

New Year Party at Mount Vernon Officer’s Mess. This was the year that they served crabs, but no one knew how to eat them. Date: 1985. Photo Collection: Jhabe Thapa / SGPM.

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New Year Party at Mount Vernon Officer's Mess. This was the year that they served crabs, but no one knew how to eat them. Date: 1985.

New Year’s Party 1985

New Year Party at Mount Vernon Officer’s Mess. This was the year that they served crabs, but no one knew how to eat them. Date: 1985. Photo Collection: Jhabe Thapa / SGPM.

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At the Officer’s Mess

The Gurkhas having a drink with Lawrence (second from right), a photographer hired for most shoots inside Mount Vernon Camp at the officer’s mess. There is ongoing construction in the background. Date: Unknown. Photo Collection: Krishna Bahadur Gurung / SGPM.

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At the Officer’s Mess

The Gurkhas having a drink with Lawrence (second from right), a photographer hired for most shoots inside Mount Vernon Camp at the officer’s mess. There is ongoing construction in the background. Date: Unknown. Photo Collection: Krishna Bahadur Gurung / SGPM.

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Neighbour’s Daughters 1985

Shova Gurung with her neighbour’s twin daughters Prina and Tina Limbu. Date: 1985. Photo Collection: Krishna Bahadur Gurung / SGPM.

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Neighbour’s Daughters 1985

Shova Gurung with her neighbour’s twin daughters Prina and Tina Limbu. Date: 1985. Photo Collection: Krishna Bahadur Gurung / SGPM.

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Home at Block ‘R’ 1985

Krishna Bahadur Gurung (4930) and his wife, Shova Gurung at home located at Block ‘R’ inside Mount Vernon Camp. Date: 1985. Photo Collection: Krishna Bahadur Gurung / SGPM.

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Home at Block ‘R’ 1985

Krishna Bahadur Gurung (4930) and his wife, Shova Gurung at home located at Block ‘R’ inside Mount Vernon Camp. Date: 1985. 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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Cultural Night 1981

Krishna Bahadur Gurung (4930) performing during Dasain festival’s Cultural Night with Amar Gurung (9127), a good singer and dancer, and was usually the female lead. Date: 1981. Photo Collection: Krishna Bahadur Gurung / SGPM.

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Cultural Night 1981

Krishna Bahadur Gurung (4930) performing during Dasain festival’s Cultural Night with Amar Gurung (9127), a good singer and dancer, and was usually the female lead. Date: 1981. Photo Collection: Krishna Bahadur Gurung / SGPM.

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Dasain At Home

Singapore Gurkhas celebrating Dasain – the longest and the most auspicious festival in the Nepalese annual calendar – at Basanta Kumar Tamang’s residence, Block I at Mount Vernon Camp. Date: Unknown. Photo Collection: Aswin Tamang / SGPM.

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Dasain At Home

Singapore Gurkhas celebrating Dasain – the longest and the most auspicious festival in the Nepalese annual calendar – at Basanta Kumar Tamang’s residence, Block I at Mount Vernon Camp. Date: Unknown. Photo Collection: Aswin Tamang / SGPM.

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Gurkha Wives Posing at Mount Vernon Camp

Singapore Gurkha wives and children sitting on the grass sandwiched between Block L (left) and Block M in Mount Vernon Camp. Date: 1971. Photo Collection: Aswin Tamang /SGPM.

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Gurkha Wives Posing at Mount Vernon Camp

Singapore Gurkha wives and children sitting on the grass sandwiched between Block L (left) and Block M in Mount Vernon Camp. Date: 1971. Photo Collection: Aswin Tamang /SGPM.

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