The Gurkhas 200 Years of Service


06/22/2015: For 200 years now, men from Nepal have been serving as Gurkhas within the British army.

Their numbers currently stand at around three and a half thousand.

The 2nd Battalion Royal Gurkha Rifles are currently on exercise in Latvia.

They’re taking part in Saber Strike which involves 6000 military personnel from 13 nations.

The footage includes soundbites from Corporal Kusmal Raj Rai and Major Ed Oldfield, Officer Commanding, C Company.

The GVs show the Gurkhas running through woods and across open land, firing weapons and carrying out reconnaissance.

Credit: Natochannel:6/10/15