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Bagbir Limbu, Gurkha Major of 1st Battalion 7th Gurkha Rifles


Bagbir Limbu, Gurkha Major of 1st Battalion 7th Gurkha Rifles

Painting

Gifted to the Museum by 7th Gurkha Rifles Regimental Association

The position of Gurkha Major has historically been one of the highest if not the highest position a Gurkha soldier could attain whilst serving with the Indian or British armies. Given to soldiers of long experience, who had already served with distinction in other Non-comissioned ranks, the role served as a bridge between the needs and concerns of the Gurkha soldiers in a battalion or regiment, and the British officers commanding them. As such the position commanded and still commands great respect from officers and men alike.



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