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British Gurkhas and GCSPF recruiting

Urgent information for RI16 Registration

Due to the considerable British involvement and contribution to the Nepal Disaster Relief effort, Recruit Intake 2016 Registration Phase for all Potential Recruits across Nepal is put on hold. Please do not turn up at British Gurkhas Pokhara or British Gurkhas Dharan on previously published Registration dates. British Gurkhas Nepal send their sincere sympathies for all those affected by the earthquake and our thoughts and prayers are with you all. More detail to follow.

Gurkha soldiers recruited from Nepal have served the British crown loyally since 1815.

These exceptional soldiers have fought with distinction alongside British Regiments in many conflicts internationally since recruiting began.

Most recently Gurkhas have played key roles during operations in the Balkans, East Timor, Sierra Leone, Afghanistan and Iraq.

Gurkha soldiers saluting

The British Gurkha Camp in Pokhara is the focal point for all recruiting activities in Nepal and in December each year the culmination of procedures sees 310 young men being selected. Of these 310, approx 230 will go to the British Army and 80 to the Gurkha Contingent of the Singapore Police Force.

A very large number of interested individuals causes considerable competition for the relatively few places. The standards looked for by very experienced recruiting staff are extremely high and the process is very demanding for potential recruits.

Selection of only the very best candidates and insistence on the highest standards is a direct reflection of the challenging circumstances in which British soldiers may find themselves; a dangerous world that demands of servicemen adaptability, robustness and determination. The selection process is purely merit-based.

Final selection is determined by a number of physical and mental assessments, which demonstrate the potential of an individual to be trained as a soldier in the Brigade of Gurkhas. Only those who demonstrate this raw potential and those with the strongest assessment statistics will be accepted.

How to prepare for physical test

This movie is a guide to very important aspect of Regional Selection Physical test such as warm-up, warm-down, and correct heaves and sit-ups.

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