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1gurkha femininebefore noun the Gurkha Regiment — el regimiento de los gurkhas
- The Queen's Gurkhas were out from the UK, and I think we have had a recent visit from those chaps.
- Former Gurkhas from Nepal who served with the British Army yesterday accused the Ministry of Defence of ‘irrational and discriminatory’ treatment over their pay and conditions.
- The latest round of operational honours include a sergeant who carried on firing with his good arm after being shot and a Gurkha who saved an American officer.
- The Nepal Ex-Servicemen's Association, supported by the Nepali Congress Party claims that 35,000 Gurkhas are living in poverty on a meagre monthly pension barely sufficient to buy square meals.
- Britain's Ministry of Defense argues that the pension rates for Gurkha soldiers are more than adequate, as most Gurkhas retire back to Nepal where the cost of living is much lower than in Britain.
- The offer had caused some embarrassment because the Gurkhas were the main force deployed by Britain against Indonesian forces who tried to take over Brunei in the early 1960s.
- The Gurkha told him he was struggling to support his wife and son at their home in Hounslow, west London.
- George Evans has had a half century's involvement with Nepal, both as an Officer in the Gurkhas and as a correspondent.
- The Brigade of Gurkhas now numbers some 3,400, following restructuring and the withdrawal of the garrison from Hong Kong.
- Watched over by Gurkhas, he was finally brought into the building.
- More recently, the Gurkhas have served in U.N. peacekeeping missions in East Timor, Rwanda and Lebanon.
- I think that it's high time that the Gurkhas received the same wages as their British fellow soldiers.
- The future of the Brigade of Gurkhas is a matter of greater concern to many in Nepal than pensions.
- He studied Geography at Durham University from 1981 to 1983, then served with the Green Howards and the 10th Gurkhas.
- Being a Gurkha is a badge of honour in Nepal, it is an extremely competitive process where the young men vie with a ratio of 1 to 100 for their position and an average of only 120 will be selected.
- Most Gurkhas return to Nepal - which is currently in the midst of a Maoist insurgency - at the end of their service.
- Citizenship is important for retired Gurkhas, because if they return to Nepal on a family visit, they risk being blocked by immigration on their return to Britain.
- I believe that the UK's treatment of the Gurkhas over the years has been a national disgrace.
- The event originated in Hong Kong in 1981 as a military training exercise for the Gurkhas.
- We were supporting New Zealand tank forces and a detachment of Gurkhas.
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