History of the Brigade of Gurkhas

Gurkhas have served the British Crown for almost 200 years. It is a rich heritage marked by excellence and sacrifice. The history of the Brigade from its inception during the early wars between the Honorable East India Company and city-state of Gorkha, through the early Afghan wars, the two World Wars, the almost continuous post-war conflicts to modern day Afghanistan are set out in the pages below.

You can also find information about the origins of the Queen’s Gurkha Orderly Officers, the famous ‘Kukri’ (Gurkha knife) and the iconic ‘Queen’s Truncheon.
History of the Brigade of Gurkhas Gurkhas have served the British Crown for almost 200 years. It is a rich heritage marked by excellence and sacrifice. The history of the Brigade from its inception during the early wars between the Honorable East India Company and city-state of Gorkha, through the early Afghan wars, the two World Wars, the almost continuous post-war conflicts to modern day Afghanistan are set out in the pages below. You can also find information about the origins of the Queen’s Gurkha Orderly Officers, the famous ‘Kukri’ (Gurkha knife) and the iconic ‘Queen’s Truncheon.
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