3 CDO BDE Purja, Nirmal

Craig Robertson

Administrator
Staff member
  • SURNAME
Purja
  • FORENAME
Nirmal ("Nims")
  • UNIT
Marine
  • RANK
Lance Corporal
  • NUMBER
21171099​
  • AWARD
Member of the Order of the British Empire
  • PLACE
2018
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
born 25.07.1983, Dana, Nepal
2003-2009 served Gurkhas
2006 married Suchi Purja
2009-2018 Special Boat Service (1st Gurkha to join unit)
cold-weather specialist
final rank Lance Corporal
2017 led Gurkha Expedition to sumit Everest to commemorate 200 years of Gurkha service in the British Army
2018 MBE for outstanding work in high altitude mountaineering
2018 quit military to focus on mountaineering career
2019 Project Possible (complete 14 18,000m summits in record time)
2021 documentary "14 Peaks: Nothing Is Impossible"
 
First Man In: Leading from the Front
First Into Action
Zero Six Bravo: 60 Special Forces. 100,000 Enemy. The Explosive True Story
3 Commando Brigade
3 Commando: Helmand Assault
3 Commando Brigade In The Falklands: No Picnic
The Royal Marines: From Sea Soldiers to a Special Force
Black Water: By Strength And By Guile (My Secret Life In The Special Boat Section)
Special Forces Pilot
Battle Scars: A Story of War and All That Follows
SBS: The Inside Story of the Special Boat Service
Break Point: SAS: Who Dares Wins Host's Incredible True Story
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