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Gurkhas have served the British Crown for over 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 which can be found by navigating the top bar under history.
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.
For more details about the history of the Brigade of Gurkhas you can either visit our Museum in Winchester or take a look at their website.