Brigade of Gurkhas Plaque
Regimental plaque of the Brigade of Gurkhas for collectors
Blade Length: 0 cm
Weight: 600 gm
Price: US$ 29.99
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The history of the Brigade of Gurkhas service to the Crown goes back as far as 1815.  Since then the Brigade has conducted itself with distinction during numerous conflicts worldwide. Gurkhas are employed as an integral part of the British Army and plays a full part in its operational commitments. Prior to 1997 the Brigade’s focus was the Far East but following the closure of Hong Kong it moved back to the UK which is now its base. The Brigade still maintains a Battalion in Brunei and pays a full part in the British Army’s operational deployment worldwide.  

 On the conclusion of the Anglo-Nepali War (1812 – 1815), the British East India Company, impressed by the extraordinary bravery and fighting qualities of the Gurkhas, raised the first Gurkha regiments. When India became independent in 1947, four Gurkha regiments transferred into the British Army but remained based in the Far East.  The Brigade conducted itself with distinction.  The Brigade, which at its peak, formed ten regiments of Gurkhas, participated in every major conflict fought by the Indian Army including the North West Frontier, and the First and Second World Wars.  At the partition of India in 1948, four regiments – 2nd, 6th, 7th and 10th Gurkha Rifles - moved across to the British Army whilst the remainder continued to serve with the Indian Army.

These are the seven Gurkha Regiments inside the "Brigade of Gurkhas".

1. 2nd King Edward VII's Own Gurkha Rifles
2. 6th Queen Elizabeth's Own Gurkha Rifles
3. 7th Duke of Edinburgh's Own Gurkha Rifles
4. 10th Princess Mary's Own Gurkha Rifles
5. The Queen's Gurkha Engineers
6. Queen's Gurkha Signals Regiment
7. Queen's Gurkha Transport Regiment
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