Gurkhas, The Queen's Warriors
Photography by Patricio Estay - Text by Patricio Estay
(India, Nepal, Borneo, England)
Image ID: 022PE_NV - 88 photos
The Gurkhas are a unique unit in the Army with a reputation of being amongst the finest and most feared soldiers in the world. They are among the elite of the British army, and for more than 180 years. The Gurkhas, Nepalese warriors in the service of the Queen, have proven themselves in all combats, from the Sikh Wars to the Gulf and Afghanistan War. They train in the jungle of Borneo, learn to play the bagpipe at the prestigious Military School of Piping in Edinburgh, and even participate in the changing of the guard at Buckingham. Thanks to English actress Johanna Lumley, Gurkhas support, All Gurkha veterans who had served four years or more in the British Army before 1997 would be allowed to settle in Britain.  (More) ...
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