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Brigade of Gurkhas

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. 

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Parbate January/ February 2-24 edition

The January/ February 2024 edition of Parbate is available to read online now.

We cover many Gurkha events and activities from around the world including:

  • King Charles III Medal awarded
  • Attestation for Recruit Intake 24
  • Unit Focus on Tavoleto
  • A Gurkha Drives the Royal Family
  • The Crown Prince of Brunei visits the British Forces Community in Brunei
  • and more

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Trailwalker 24 - the ultimate team experience

27-29 September 2024.

Make a team of 4 and apply to take part in the Trailwalker 2024. 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.

Trailwalker 24 website

History of the Brigade of Gurkhas

  1. 1814

    War declared on Nepal

  2. 1816

    Peace Treaty (Sigauli). Gurkhas recruited into the East India Company

  3. 1857

    Proof of loyalty in the Indian Mutiny

  4. WW1 and WW2

    Between both World Wars over 238,000 Gurkhas enlisted into the Brigade

  5. 1947

    Partition of India, Nepalese recruited into the British Army

  6. Recent times

    Malayan Emergency, Borneo, Hong Kong, Falklands, Kosovo, South Sudan, Poland, Estonia, Afghanistan

Gurkha Recruit Intake 24 arrive in the UK

Contact the Headquarters

The Headquarters Brigade of Gurkhas is located at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.