History & Facts

March 4, 2020

Rifleman Bhanbhagta Gurung and Tamandu Day

Rifleman Bhanbhagta Gurung was born in September 1921 in Phalpu in the Gorkha District of Nepal and joined with the 3rd Battalion of the 2nd King […]
March 3, 2020


After Nepal was unified into a modern state in the 1760’s and 70’s by the King of Gorkha, Prithvi Narayan Shah, many of the country’s politicians […]
February 20, 2020

The First Gurkha Victoria Cross – Rifleman Kulbir Thapa, 3rd Queen Alexandra’s Own Gurkha Rifles, 25th/26th September 1915

Prior to the First World War the deployment of Indian Army troops far from India had usually been mooted. Gurkha soldiers had previously served outside of […]
February 20, 2020

Indefatigable through the Western Front – 1/9GR and Mehar Singh Khatri

With the outbreak of the First World War in Europe British Army rapidly found itself in need of immediate reinforcement. Units of the Indian Army were […]
February 5, 2020

Invasions, Wives and Elephants – Major-General Sir David Ochterlony

Born in Boston in 1758 to an ancient Scottish family, David Ochterlony began his career as a cadet in the armies of the Bengal Presidency within […]
November 30, 2018

Gurkha soldiers with Lawrence of Arabia

November 16, 2018

The Gully Cup

November 16, 2018

Mount Everest

November 15, 2018

Burma Military Police

August 1, 2016

The Gurkha Hat

August 1, 2016

1924 Winter Olympic Medal

August 1, 2016

The Queens’ Truncheon

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