Who we are
The Brigade of Gurkhas is a unique organisation in the British Army with a reputation of being amongst the finest and most feared soldiers in the world. There are currently over 4000 Gurkhas employed in the Brigade of Gurkhas across many trades.
All Gurkhas are recruited from Nepal, with many thousands of young people attempting selection every year for only a few hundred job opportunities. All Gurkhas are firstly trained at Infanteers at Catterick and then are allocated to their Regiments and Corps as part of the Brigade of Gurkhas, but often working within other organisations of the Army.
Parbate September/ October 2023 edition
The Parbate September/ October 2023 edition of Parbate is available to read online now.
In this bumper third edition of 2023 we cover many Gurkha events and activities from around the world including:
- King Charles III meets the Gurkhas in Wales
- Trailwalker 2023 success
- Nijmegen Marches
- Exercise Warfighter 23.4
- and more
Trailwalker 23 - the ultimate team experience
Make a team of 4 and apply to take part in the Trailwalker 2023. 100km in under 30 hours. A great experience for a great charity – the Gurkha Welfare Trust.
Trailwalker is a unique opportunity to put mind, body, and camaraderie to the test. With the Gurkhas by your side, it is the ultimate team endurance event. Following the historic paths of the South Downs Way over rolling chalk hills and past stunning sea views, you'll cover 100km through some of the most beautiful countryside in England.
History of the Brigade of Gurkhas
War declared on Nepal
Peace Treaty (Sigauli). Gurkhas recruited into the East India Company
Proof of loyalty in the Indian Mutiny
WW1 and WW2
Between both World Wars over 238,000 Gurkhas enlisted into the Brigade
Partition of India, Nepalese recruited into the British Army
Malayan Emergency, Borneo, Hong Kong, Falklands, Kosovo, South Sudan, Poland, Estonia, Afghanistan
Contact the Headquarters
The Headquarters Brigade of Gurkhas is located at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.