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 January/ February 2023 edition
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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
Recruit Intake 23 Attestation Parade 2023
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Contact the Headquarters
The Headquarters Brigade of Gurkhas is located at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.