Listen to our latest Podcast – The Chindits
The Chindits, known officially as the Long Range Penetration Groups, were special operations units of the British and Indian armies which saw action in 1943-1944, during the Burma Campaign of the Second World War.
In late 1941 Imperial Japanese armed forces launched attacks against US and British Commonwealth forces across East Asia and the Pacific. Malaya and much of Burma fell by April 1942. Allied forces, often under-resourced, struggled to effectively respond, with the Far East given a lower priority by Allied commanders than the Mediterranean or European theatres of the war….
If you have enjoyed listening to our latest Podcast, please tune in next week for ‘The Gurkhas at the Battles of Imphal and Kohima‘.
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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.
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