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Brigade of Gurkhas

The history of the service of the Brigade of Gurkhas to the British Crown goes back as far as 1815. Since then the Brigade has conducted itself with distinction during numerous conflicts worldwide. Prior to 1997 the Brigade's focus was in the Far East but following the handover of Hong Kong it moved to the UK which is now its base.

Gurkha Serving Unit News

Catch up with news from around the units in the Brigade of Gurkhas. The Brigade has Gurkha units located around the UK, Nepal, and Brunei. Gurkhas are also regularly deployed on Operations and Exercises around the world.

Brigade of Gurkhas logo

The Brigade still maintains a battalion in Brunei and plays a full part in the British Army's Operational deployments worldwide. 

In recent years this has included; Afghanistan on Op Herrick and Op Toral, Op Marmat (Nepal earthquake response) the Falkland Islands and numerous exercises around the world. 

RGR in the Jungle

Major units

The major units of the Brigade today are 

  • The Royal Gurkha Rifles
  • The Queen's Gurkha Engineers
  • Queen's Gurkha Signals
  • The Queen's Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment
  • Gurkha Company (Sittang) at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
  • Gurkha Wing (Mandalay) at the Infantry Battle School
  • Gurkha Company Catterick at the Infantry Training Centre Catterick


The Gurkha Company at the Infantry Training Centre, Catterick, trains the recruits who pass the demanding selection procedure. This selection is organized by HQ British Gurkhas Nepal, which also works with the Gurkha Welfare Scheme, the field arm of the Gurkha Welfare Trust, in support of retired Gurkhas. 

Sub-units also include:

  • The Band of the Brigade of Gurkhas
  • Gurkha Staff and Personnel Support Company
  • Brigade Training team


Headquarters Brigade of Gurkhas
Robertson House
Surrey GU15 4PQ

E-mail: Gurkhasbde-Inbox@mod.uk

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