GSPS stands for ‘Gurkha Staff and Personnel Support’, which was formed as an independent Company within the Brigade of Gurkhas on June 30th 2011. GSPS are responsible for much of the essential administrative, financial and I.T.-based work required by the Brigade. Previous to 2011 this work had been carried out by soldiers within the Brigade known as ‘Gurkha Clerks’. These soldiers were drawn from throughout the infantry units of the Brigade and organised under the ‘Record Office, Brigade of Gurkhas’ from the formation of the modern Gurkha Brigade in 1948, later renamed ‘Brigade of Gurkhas Manning and Record Office'. As an independent Company GSPS is entitled to its own insignia and ceremonial regalia, as evidenced by this cross-belt plate (found on the belts worn by officers and soldiers during ceremonial events). Their motto is the motto of the Adjutant General’s Corps, the Army’s administrative corps, of which they are also a part, and reads ‘Animo Et Fide’, which translates as ‘With Resolution and Fidelity’.
Following the latest Government guidance regarding COVID-19 and careful consideration of the current situation, The Gurkha Museum has decided to close its doors to the public in the interest of visitor and staff safety, effective immediately.
The Museum will remain closed until further notice but will continue to operate behind the scenes with reduced staff on call to answer queries during this time. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and will issue updates through our website and social media channels as soon as we become aware of further changes to our operations.
May we thank our Visitors, Friends and Supporters for their understanding and support through this difficult period.