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GURKHAS Bravest of the brave

The Brigade of Gurkhas is the collective term for units of the current British Army that are composed of Nepalese soldiers. The brigade, which is 3,640 strong, draws its heritage from Gurkha units that originally served in the British Indian Army prior to Indian independence, and prior to that of the East India Company. The brigade includes infantry, engineer, signal, logistic and training and support units. They are famous for their ever-present kukris, a distinctive heavy knife with a curved blade, and for their reputation of being fierce fighters and brave soldiers. They take their name from the hill town of Gorkha from which the Nepalese kingdom had expanded











THE GURKHA
SOLDIER
Bravest of the brave,
most generous of the generous,
never had country
more faithful friends
than you.




Professor Sir Ralph Turner MC

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  • In the UK they allow the welfare sucking anti west muslims and negros to settle with full pension while giving the veteran Gurkhas a hard time to settle in the UK or even get a full pension,if it wasnt for Lumley who father fought with the Gurkhas in WWII most would have been denied even citizenship.Its a farce that the muslims enter the UK to just leech of the system and not even loyal to the UK while the Gurkhas fought along side with the british the last 100 years and are considered outsiders More..

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      On 29 April 2009 a motion in the House of Commons by the Liberal Democrats that all Gurkhas be offered an equal right of residence resulted in a defeat for the Government by 267 votes to 246, the only first day motion defeat for a government since 1978. Nick Clegg, the Liberal Democrat leader, stated that "This is an immense victory [...] for the rights of Gurkhas who have been waiting so long for justice, a victory for Parliament, a victory for decency." He added that it was More..

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      the are still fighting for full british pension though...its seems the UK government jacked up the funding for more muslims schools programs in the UK...great.....

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  • As a nation we are forever in their debt,excellent post Neckshot.

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    • @KNASHER you pay them very well :)

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    • @PocoBueno Only because of tireless campaigning by people like Joanna Lumley who's father was a Major in the Ghurka Rifles.

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    • @KNASHER I was being sarcastic buddy

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    • @PocoBueno
      The treatment of Gurkhas and their families was the subject of controversy in the United Kingdom once it became widely known that Gurkhas received smaller pensions than their British counterparts. The nationality status of Gurkhas and their families was also an area of dispute, with claims that some ex-army Nepali families were being denied residency and forced to leave Britain. On 8 March 2007, the British Government announced that all Gurkhas who signed up after 1 July 1997 would r More..

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    • @NECKSHOT well i suppose that gives you another seven years on average before you'll have to start paying out. No really, I'm impressed.

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  • Cheers to these honorable fighting men.

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  • They've always been very well respected in the UK and long may they continue to serve us.

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  • great video.
    Britian owes a great helping to Nepal. They've paid their dues for the continued aid to this country.

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  • interesting vid. frankly , I'm impressed with how much the brits appreciate their service

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  • The very best of soldiers, they are a credit to Nepal and England. I was reading about them in a book called forgotten voices of world war 2 whilst they served in Burma, the british officers commented on how they prefered to get into close combat with the Japenese using the Kurki. Honorable, polite but deadly when needs must.

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  • Great upload! Deadly soldiers

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  • At the USMC Infantry Officer Course in Quantico, Virginia, the Gurkhas used to be presented along with the ancient Spartans as a case study in excellence.

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  • I've met these guys a few times. Nice people and the ultimate professionals. You definitely want them on your side in a war.

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  • Absolute Class!!!! just another part of the best, most prestigious, fierce fighting, history endowed army in the world - The British!!!
    im filling up just watching this with pride!

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  • The UK doesnt deserve the loyalty of these heroic Gurkha Soldiers, and the UK asswipe politicians should be bloody ashamed of themselves, they dont speak for me, or many other thousands of serving, and ex- serving British Soldiers.....

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  • Exceptional soldiers.

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  • Ayo Ghurk Ali!

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  • I have alot of respect for the Gurkhas, I wish our government would treat them better nowadays, the government are a bunch of ungreatful fuckwits, the Gurkhas are some of the best and most loyal soldiers in the world and have served with us for many years but our government seems to forget that, lucky our military does not.

    Plus, check out Bishnu Shrestha, the ex-gurkha who took on 40 bandits on a train, awesome story and an awesome guy.

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  • What a bunch of little bad asses. I can't believe I've never heard of these guys before.

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  • Honorable fighting men!

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  • Amazing stuff. I saw a training video of them trying to run on flat ground, very funny, they just can't run straight. I think having nothing to lose might have something to do with their bravery.

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  • Huh ! I'll be darned! I thought ghurkas were of indian ancestry..hindus.

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  • they get killed by the boys from hills of afghanistan everyday.

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  • Not to belittle the soldiers or their actions. I've always wondered why they named a military unit after the sound my cat makes while throwing up.

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  • When not doing hard shit they like to stand around holding hands.

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