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World’s Toughest Soldiers: The Gurkha Soldier


The bond of friendship between Gurkha and British soldiers began in 1815 with the raising of the first Gurkha regiment. It is a friendship that has survived countless battles, the Indian mutiny, two world wars and the partition of India in 1947. For many years, the Gurkhas were primarily associated with the Far East. However, since the handover of Hong Kong to China in 1997 the Brigade of Gurkhas has been based in the United Kingdom. Now with a Firm UK focus, the Gurkhas have become fully integrated into the wider Army and today the Brigade of Gurkhas participates fully in the Army.

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