Gurkha 200 Years

200 Years of Service to the Crown The United Kingdom’s Brigade of Gurkhas commemorates 200 years of outstanding service and loyalty to the Crown in 2015. Since its formation Gurkhas have conducted themselves with distinction in numerous conflicts alongside their British colleagues. But who are the Gurkhas, where do they come from, how did they become part of the British Army and how are they cared for when they retire?
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A PROUD HISTORY OF AIRBORNE ASSAULT This striking photograph by Carl Schulze taken in 2000, records Gurkhas’ previous service with 16 Air Assault Brigade as a Gurkha Reinforcement Company (GRC) with 2 Para.

A PROUD HISTORY OF AIRBORNE ASSAULT This striking photograph by Carl Schulze taken in 2000, records Gurkhas’ previous service with 16 Air Assault Brigade as a Gurkha Reinforcement Company (GRC) with 2 Para.

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A Soldier of the Queen's own Gurkha Rifles on duty in Kosovo–by Robert Jones.

Troops from 2nd Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles have today donned the maroon berets of 16 Air Assault Brigade, the British Army's rapid reaction force. To mark this event, the Brigade commander, Brigadier Nick Borton DSO MBE welcomed 2 RGR to the Brigade at a parade at Sir John Moore Barracks in Folkestone.

Soldiers of the Royal Gurkha Rifles attached to 16 Air Assault Brigade.

Troops from 2nd Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles have today donned the maroon berets of 16 Air Assault Brigade, the British Army's rapid reaction force. To mark this event, the Brigade commander, Brigadier Nick Borton DSO MBE welcomed 2 RGR to the Brigade at a parade at Sir John Moore Barracks in Folkestone.

Troops from Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles have today donned the maroon…

As part of the Gurkha 200 Celebrations, representatives from the Brigade of Gurkhas are guard mounting throughout May this year. Queen's Gurkha Signals will be mounting guard until 22 May and The Queen's Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment between 25 and 29 May

As part of the Gurkha 200 Celebrations, representatives from the Brigade of Gurkhas are guard mounting throughout May this year. Queen's Gurkha Signals will be mounting guard until 22 May and The Queen's Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment between 25 and 29 May

Major General Shirreff, the General Officer Commanding 3 (United Kingdom) Division, talks to a Gurkha who is proudly displaying his medals.  Gurkha soldiers of The Queen's Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment, on parade for the ceremony of Kasam Khane (the swearing of the oath of allegiance to the Queen and Regiment by recruits) and the re-titling of 1 Transport Squadron. The parade took place at their base, New Normandy Barracks in Aldershot.

Major General Shirreff, the General Officer Commanding 3 (United Kingdom) Division, talks to a Gurkha who is proudly displaying his medals. Gurkha soldiers of The Queen's Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment, on parade for the ceremony of Kasam Khane (the swearing of the oath of allegiance to the Queen and Regiment by recruits) and the re-titling of 1 Transport Squadron. The parade took place at their base, New Normandy Barracks in Aldershot.

Gurkha soldiers of The Queen's Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment, on parade for the ceremony of Kasam Khane, (the swearing of the oath of allegiance to the Queen and Regiment by recruits) and the re-titling of 1 Transport Squadron.   The inspecting officer for the parade was Major General Shirreff, the General Officer Commanding 3 (United Kingdom) Division. The parade took place at their base, New Normandy Barracks in Aldershot.

Gurkha soldiers of The Queen's Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment, on parade for the ceremony of Kasam Khane, (the swearing of the oath of allegiance to the Queen and Regiment by recruits) and the re-titling of 1 Transport Squadron. The inspecting officer for the parade was Major General Shirreff, the General Officer Commanding 3 (United Kingdom) Division. The parade took place at their base, New Normandy Barracks in Aldershot.

Troops from 2nd Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles have today donned the maroon berets of 16 Air Assault Brigade, the British Army's rapid reaction force. To mark this event, the Brigade commander, Brigadier Nick Borton DSO MBE welcomed 2 RGR to the Brigade at a parade at Sir John Moore Barracks in Folkestone.

Troops from 2nd Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles have today donned the maroon berets of 16 Air Assault Brigade, the British Army's rapid reaction force. To mark this event, the Brigade commander, Brigadier Nick Borton DSO MBE welcomed 2 RGR to the Brigade at a parade at Sir John Moore Barracks in Folkestone.

Gurkha soldiers of The Queen's Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment, on parade for the ceremony of Kasam Khane (the swearing of the oath of allegiance to the Queen and Regiment by recruits) and the re-titling of 1 Transport Squadron.   The inspecting officer for the parade was Major General Shirreff, the General Officer Commanding 3 (United Kingdom) Division. The parade took place at their base, New Normandy Barracks in Aldershot.

Gurkha soldiers of The Queen's Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment, on parade for the ceremony of Kasam Khane (the swearing of the oath of allegiance to the Queen and Regiment by recruits) and the re-titling of 1 Transport Squadron. The inspecting officer for the parade was Major General Shirreff, the General Officer Commanding 3 (United Kingdom) Division. The parade took place at their base, New Normandy Barracks in Aldershot.

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