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Old October 17th, 2016, 04:09 AM

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In a rare piece of good news the British Army is due increase Gurkha recruitment by 25%. A move I certainly support.
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In a rare piece of good news the British Army is due increase Gurkha recruitment by 25%. A move I certainly support.
I had to look these dudes up. Although very impressive, I'd say they come in a very close second to the famed ROK army units.

Here's a few of their stories.

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"Back in the day" I had the chance to work with the Gurkha, ROK Marine, Philippine Marines, and a few other generally considered "First Rate" military units. And I'll tell you this I wouldn't have wanted to be part of any on them. The cultural differences in how they treat their troops make me glad I was a fat, lazy, rich US Marine. But I'd trust any of them to cover my back!
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The Gurkhas are, of course, second to none.
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They are indeed very excellent fighting troops, don't take my word for it but, ask any German that was at Monte Cassino.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYo-FI8K4Vo
https://www.gov.uk/government/upload..._montecass.pdf


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Tough guys when I was 17 or so barracked near me, sneaking up on a Gurkha was an unwinable game we used to play. Fired my first gun with these guys. They lent a landing craft to transfer sailing dinghies when 2 Regattes were held on consecutive weekends. We carried them with one person at the bow & stern per boat.
Most of the Gurkhas carried 2 boats at the same time & ran over the sand, they had to do it with arms spread so they did not bang. They were doing 4 to everyone we did then picked up the front of the landing craft & they were gone. Left one heck of an impression running on soft sand is hard going without carrying a couple hundred pounds.
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A recent story about the Royal Gurkha Rifles in Afghanistan in 2010
1 Gurkha v 30 Taliban
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYcqrT0nU0I
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Ayo Gorkhali! "Victory, the Gurkhas are Here!" Gurkha war cry.

"If a man says he is not afraid of dying, he is ether lying or a Gurkha"
Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, former Chief of Staff Indian Army.

Not a bad tribute from a man with a Military Cross known as 'Sam Bahadur' (roughly 'Sam the brave and honourable').
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