Brigade of Gurkhas

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The Brigade of Gurkhas are a specialised unit in the British Army. Members of the Brigade are recruited from Nepal to fight for the British Army. The brigade includes 2 infantry battalions, 1 engineer regiment, 1 communications regiment, 1 logistics regiment and 1 support regiment.[1] As of 1st July 2023, the regiment was made up of 4,140 people.[2] Gurkhas carry a Kukri for both tradition and combat and as a result it features on the cap badges of the brigade.[3]

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  1. "Corps, Regiments and Units".
  2. "Quarterly service personnel statistics 1 July 2023". GOV.UK. Retrieved 2023-09-19.
  3. Latter, Mick (2013-03-26). "The Kukri". Welcome to the Gurkha Brigade Association. Archived from the original on 2022-01-29. Retrieved 2023-05-08.