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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.
History of the Brigade of Gurkhas
Gurkhas have served the British Crown for over 200 years. It is a rich heritage marked by excellence and sacrifice. The history of the Brigade, from its inception during the early wars between the Honorable East India Company and city-state of Gorkha, through the early Afghan wars, the two World Wars, the Malayan Emergency and Borneo Confrontation, the Falklands, the Balkans, the Gulf Wars, and most recently Afghanistan are set out in the pages above under history.
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 and Borneo, Hong Kong, Falklands and multiple tours of Afghanistan
Gurkha intake 20 complete training
A rescue mission to retrieve more than 100 British travellers stranded in remote parts of Nepal was carried out with military precision - when the British Gurkhas Nepal were called in.
A team of Gurkha soldiers from Kent are running the distance of Land’s End to John o’ Groats to raise money for their local hospital trust.
Find us on Social Media
We have a vibrant social media community on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn and we provide easy online access to the Brigade’s two publications – “Parbate” and the annual “Kukri” journal.
Contact the Headquarters
The Headquarters Brigade of Gurkhas is located at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.