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Major (Retired) Saran Kumar Limbu


It is with great sadness that the Hong Kong Adventure Corps (HKAC) confirms the death of Major (Retired) Saran Kumar Limbu, the Corps’ former Senior Training Officer who retired in 2009.  Major Limbu passed away in Nepal in the evening of 16th October 2017.


Major Limbu, aged 67, had served the 7th Gurkha Regiment and Royal Gurkhas Rifles in the British Army for nearly 30 years.  During his military career, he had been deployed with his unit to serve in different parts of the world.  He had been awarded the South Atlantic Medal for his active services in the Falklands in 1982.  He retired from the military in 1998 at the rank of Major, a rank which would only be awarded to Gurkha soldiers with the highest calibre and flawless service records.


Major Limbu joined HKAC in July 2001 as Senior Training Officer.  With his solid military training and field experience, Major Limbu had made immense contributions in many areas during the early years of the setting up of HKAC.  He had excellent service record in managing both adult adventure training as well as cadet training for the Corps.  He also assisted the Corps to out-reach to various overseas cadet organisations to widen the Corps’ international exchange opportunities.  In 2005, he led the first HKAC contingent to take part in the Annual Camp of Middlesex & North West London Army Cadet Force in Otterburn Army Training Estate, Northumberland, UK.


Major Limbu is remembered as a professional, approachable and helpful officer.  With his wealth of outdoor adventurous training knowledge and devoted commitment, his contributions to HKAC is immeasurable.


Major Limbu will be remembered fondly by all ranks of the Corps who had the privilege of meeting him, working with him or being trained by him.  The thoughts and prayers of the Corps are with him and his family members.


May he Rest in Peace!


18 October 2017