Recent Event Highlights: Government 'not prepared' for Nepalese influx - gethampshire.co.uk, Gurkhas' Cranbrook march in fair pension campaign - Kent News, From the world's most glamorous single mother to Gurkha warrior, Joanna Lumley ... - Daily Mail, Gurkha campaign seeks signatures in Cranbrook - BBC News, Gurkhas to get lower payoffs in Army cuts - The Independent, Cuts hit Gurkhas unfairly, says ex-Army chief - BBC News, and 131 more...
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First PostWhy the Taliban's show of strength will continueFirst PostThis was followed by bursts of sporadic firing – much of it from the Gurkha security guards protecting the British Embassy compound adjoining the American mission. This was punctuated by loud thuds from rocket propelled grenades and longer range ...and more »
Government 'not prepared' for Nepalese influxgethampshire.co.ukA GURKHA welfare society has called for 'constructive dialogue' amid what it called growing criticism of the number of Nepalese immigrants arriving in Aldershot and Farnborough. The British Gurkha Welfare Society (BGWS) said it was ...
Residents link up to tackle crimesSwindon AdvertiserBy Scott D'Arcy » VOLUNTEERS are sought for a new neighbourhood watch scheme created in response to concerns raised by the town's large Gurkha community. Around 30 Nepalese and English residents attended the Shop, in Cavendish Square, on Saturday to ...
Kent NewsGurkhas' Cranbrook march in fair pension campaignKent NewsDozens of Gurkha veterans marched along Cranbrook High Street as part of their campaign for equality, while they also collected signatures for a petition demanding equal pensions with British soldiers. To send a link to this page to a friend, ...
Daily MailFrom the world's most glamorous single mother to Gurkha warrior, Joanna Lumley ...Daily MailThe flat we moved into in 1964 was just off the Earls Court Road in West London. It was on the fourth floor with no lift, and four of us shared it: Nina, Dinx, Aelene and me, squashed into two bedrooms, with a rented gas stove and no ...and more »
BBC NewsGurkha campaign seeks signatures in CranbrookBBC NewsGurkha soldiers have been collecting signatures on the streets of a Kent town for a petition calling for them to be treated equally to British troops. They were invited to Cranbrook by resident Annie Watsham, whose remark in 2008 led Joanna Lumley to ...
expressandstar.comGurkhas to get lower payoffs in Army cutsThe IndependentThere is no morale in the brigade, it is very, very bad' By Terri Judd Many of the Gurkhas who were told they were being forced out of the Army yesterday will be paid less than their British counterparts, The Independent has learnt. ...Kent-based Gurkhas among soldiers to lose their jobsKent OnlineStafford's army base to escape worst of cutsexpressandstar.comBritain to sack 150 Gorkha soldiersRediffall 10 news articles »
...to defend the brigade from being aggressively targeted in further redundancy rounds. Peter Carroll, a founding member of the Gurkha Justice Campaign championed by the actor Joanna Lumley, said the Gurkhas were particularly vulnerable because they had never...
Mirror.co.ukCuts hit Gurkhas unfairly, says ex-Army chiefBBC NewsThe Gurkhas are being hit by defence cuts because of their success in boosting their pay and conditions, a former Army chief has said. Sir Mike Jackson, former head of the Defence Force, said the Gurkhas were being disproportionately affected. ...Gurkha campaigners prepare to fight more redundanciesThe GuardianBritain cuts 140 Gurkha jobs in first wave of defence cutsAFPGurkha and RAF jobs face axeSky NewsTelegraph.co.uk -ITV.com -Himalayan Timesall 555 news articles »
Is enough being done to integrate Gurkhas in Rushmoor?Eagle RadioA controversial Facebook group's been set up by residents in Aldershot and Farnborough angry over the influx of Gurkha's settling in the area. Over 1100 people have joined it, with many worried about local public services being stretched. ...
The Guardian (blog)Gurkhas' Hindu temple in Lashkar Gah is only one of its kindThe Guardian (blog)The Hindu Temple of Second Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles in Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan. Photograph: Sergeant Alison Baskerville RLC "This is the goddess Durga," says Lance Corporal Prithvi, gesturing towards the shrine containing a statue of the ...Hindu temple at British army base in AfghanistanTruthDiveall 8 news articles »
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A big THANK YOU goes to Mr. Narayan Shrestha who thoughtfully managed to bring Gurkhas on Sajha Sawal. There are so many questions unanswered about Gurkhas. Thank you to BBC World Service Trust.
The role of Clerks within the Brigade of Gurkhas has been officially recognised with the creation of a new company. It means for the first time the Brigade will have their own Gurkha SPS cap badged clerks. In 2009 the go ahead was given for the formation of a new Gurkha Staff and Personnel Support or SPS company. In addition approval was also given for a new Gurkha SPS Cap Badge and tactical recognition flashes. The new company were presented with their cap badges on a rather wet and blustery evening in Shorncliffe by General Sir David Richards in his role as Colonel Commandant of the Brigade of Gurkhas.
This is what you might call a Kukri Extravaganza. Six different knives all going back to the same Nepalese lineage of Gurkha warriors. Each serves a slightly different role in a survival situation. Check out my comparison of these great blades. 1. Cold Steel Gurkha Kukri Knife in SK-5 (Made in China) Click here to buy it: amzn.to 2. Ontario Kukri in 1095 Steel (Made in USA) Click here to buy it: amzn.to 3. Trademark Global Kukri in Carbon Steel (Made in Pakistan) Click here to buy it: amzn.to 4. Cold Steel Kukri Machete in 1055 Steel (Made in South Africa) Click here to buy it: amzn.to 5. Cold Steel 2-handed Kukri Machete in1055 Steel (Made in South Africa) Click here to buy it: amzn.to 6. Cold Steel Rajah II AUS-8A (Made in Taiwan) Click here to buy it: amzn.to
Got this video from somewhere long time ago cant remeber!!
The gurkha kukri knife display was accompanied by the band of the brigade of gurkhas. Music: Lahure Ko Relimai by Sambhujeet Baskota GERMANY 2009
www.cheaphumidors.com Strong, spicy flavors (especially on the finish) but not dry like some spicy cigars. The Gurkha Park Avenue Churchill is a mild to medium cigar probably best enjoyed in the afternoon
A LONE Gurkha fought off an attack by 30 Taliban fanatics with just a chunk of metal and a sandbag after running out of ammunition. Sergeant Dipprasad Pun, 31, facing a surprise attack at a Afghanistan checkpoint, used superhuman strength to hoist a 50lb machine gun off its mount to blast at the enemy. When they kept coming, he launched 17 grenades and picked up an SA80 assault rifle, only for it to jam. Then he threw the machine gun's metal tripod at his attackers, before fending them off with a sandbag while yelling in Nepali: "I will kill you!" With nothing left to hand, the exhausted hero finally managed to fire off a Claymore mine, and the blast sent the enemy scattering. Yesterday, Sgt Pun's extraordinary courage in Helmand province earned him the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross at a special ceremony in London. The soldier's medal citation said his actions saved the lives of three comrades and prevented the key military position he was guarding from being overrun. The married soldier, who lives in Ashford, Kent, said: "I was really scared but as soon as I opened fire that was gone. I knew I had to kill them. "I thought they were going to kill me after a couple of minutes, definitely. "Looking back at it, I realise I'm a very lucky guy, a survivor. It is great to get this award. I am very happy." The sergeant in the Royal Gurkha Rifles told how he was on night-time sentry duty on September 17 last year when he discovered insurgents laying an improvised explosive device ...
Hand made Gurkha Kukri. Great find!!! My impression. Click on the 1080P!
Her Majesty meets soldiers at Maidstone Barracks.
Sensible Survival Presents: The Gurkhas "Khukuri" from Napal. Hand Forged from carbon steel and near indestructable. We're looking at the "3 Chirra" model that is lighter and made for chopping. A highly versitile survival tool. Make sure you check out Frank Gonzalez website at knivesbyhand.com for more details. Knives by Hand Frank Gonzalez Website: www.knivesbyhand.com Khukuri House Website: www.thekhukurihouse.com Noss4's Knife Test Channel: www.youtube.com
Mind blowing chopping performance from a knife. That's the Cold Steel Gurkha Kukri. Born in design from the traditional Nepalese Kukri design, the CS Kukri is updated with proven modern materials and design: SK-5 (Japanese 1080) high carbon steel, longer and flared Kraton grip (love it, absorbs shock well), full flat grinding (love it, preferred), a tip capable of pierce cutting, and an outstanding lightweight Secure-Ex plastic sheath. This sheath carries the Kukri securely, is quick attachable, has a metal snap retention strap (not cheesy Velcro), and won't retain water (critical for real multi-day adventures). Blade execution aside, It gives substantial advantage to this Cold Steel version. Unlike most traditional Kukri offerings, the quality is known, documented, and backed up by a USA factory warranty. This design dominated my cutting tests, even when pitted against other favored and proven large blades (Ontario RTAK II, Junglas). The weight forward, curved, FFG blade blasts through wood, minimizing work and calorie expenditures (be careful in cutting, it will remove your arm). While it is a heavy 31 ounces, the 5/16" inch thick Gurkha Kukri fulfills the wilderness role with results that demand respect (batoning performance was not evaluated here). The steel showed outstanding edge retention and toughness in testing and this Kukri has a precise razor sharp geometry (unlike some native designs). The blade curvature accelerates cutting, especially when the knife is ...
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gurkhas in live contact with talban.
www.timesofearth.com Kabul - An Afghan soldier is on the run after killing three British Gurkha-Nepali soldiers in southern Helmand province. Several other soldiers were wounded in the attack near Lashkar Gah, the provincial capital of the restive province where about 9000 British troops fighting Taliban forces are based. The troops killed were Gurkhas, who are drawn from Nepal. "We confirm that an Afghan army solider has opened fire and killed three British soldiers," Mohammad Zahir Azimi, the Afghan defence ministry spokesman, said. An investigation into the incident is under way, officials said. "This is a combined, joint mission, Afghan and Alliance troopers fighting shoulder-to-shoulder against the Taliban and other extremists," General David Petraeus, US and Nato commander in Afghanistan, said in a statement. "We have sacrificed greatly together, and we must ensure that the trust between our forces remains solid in order to defeat our common enemies. "On behalf of all the troopers of Isaf [International Security Assistance Force], I offer sincere condolences to the families and the fellow service members of our fallen comrades." Hamid Karzai, the Afghan president, sent a letter of condolence to Nato and Britain and offered his apologies over the incident. Waheed Omar, a spokesman for the president, said that Karzai had asked the defence ministry to find out more about the incident. "If it is confirmed, it's a very unfortunate attack and the government of Afghanistan ...
Cold Steel San Mai III® Gurkha Kukri cut through 15 x 1inch manila ropes in 1 swing. *All the meat utilized in the video was carefully preserved and donated to the Ventura County Rescue Mission. For a free color catalog, DVD, and more visit us at www.coldsteel.com
Cold Steel Gurkha Kukri with San Mai III® blade. Robert Vaughn cuts through 15 x 1inch manila ropes in one swing. For a free color catalog, DVD, and more visit us at www.coldsteel.com All the meats were cut in a controlled environment and were donated to the Ventura Rescue Mission.
The Brigade of Gurkhas is the collective term for units of the current British Army that are composed of Nepalese soldiers. The regimental march is, "Yo Nepali". Performed by The Band of the Royal Corps of Signals.
Despite usage in the military, the kukri is most commonly used as a woodcutting and general purpose tool, and is a very common agricultural and household implement in Nepal. A kukri designed for general purpose is commonly 16 to 18 inches (around 4045 cm) in overall length and weighs one to two pounds (around 450-900 grams). Bigger examples are impractical for everyday use and are rarely found except in collections or as ceremonial instruments. Smaller ones are of more limited utility, but very easy to carry. A kukriAlthough a popular urban legend states that a Gurkha "never sheathes his blade without first drawing blood", the kukri is most commonly employed as a multi-use utility tool, rather like a machete. It can be used for building, clearing, chopping firewood, digging, cutting meat and vegetables, skinning and also for opening tins
Over the past few months we've been following Gurkha soldiers as they prepare to deploy back to Afghanistan on Op Herrick 12.
GURKHA LAPV The GURKHA has a typical SUV configuration of four side doors and a single rear cargo-crew exit door and carries a total crew complement of up to eight persons. Mounted on the Ford F550 chassis, repair and spare parts are available throughout the worldwide Ford Motor Company. The GURKHA may be armored to the NATO STANAG 4569 level 3 which exceeds the CEN European B7 armor level. With its hollow cavity walls filled with blast protective materials, the side armor provides excellent protection against side load IEDs. In addition to its frontal armor, the firewall is a second armored wall that further protects the driver and front passenger from a frontal attack. As well as the foregoing, the floor is protected from blast and even with this superior armored protection, the payload after armoring is still in excess of 2041kg (4500lbs).
Cigar Reviews review cigarobsession.com Gurkha Centurion Cigar Review This 6x60 dark chocolate wrapped perfecto offers a draw on the firm side, and 5 inches of normal burn after getting past and clipping the tapered ends. Showing several transitions, flavors included a creamy buttery leather, chocolate, big pepper blasts without the spice, deep earth and a long finish for most of the smoke. At the last third, flavors changed to a huge deep roasted coffee that was increasingly creamy to the nub. Smoke output was very light at the start, taking 20 minutes to open up to just normal. It was on the light side but always smooth, delivering a medium-full bodied experience overall. The ash held on for 2" at a time with no burn issues. Thank you very much to Ken Glass for sending this in for review, I greatly appreciate it! Photography by BG Pictures.
I never thought Gurkha would be able to pull this Jeep out from the middle of OTR place back to Safety. Got more new respect for Gurkha!
These are The Gurkhas who come from Nepal, They fight for The British People and Crown and are amongst the Most Fierce Warriors in the World.
Who are the Gurkha? The Gurkha are the fame Unit in the British and the Indian armed forces. Gurkha are also serving in the Singapore and Brunei forces. The Gurkha are formed by Indo-Mongoloid men from Nepal namely from Magar, Gurung, Rai and Limbu communities. Neolithic tools found in the Kathmandu Valley indicate that people have been living in the Himalayan region for at least 9000 years. The foremost settlers in this region was the Indo-Mongoloid people who are termed as "Kiratas" in Veda and other ancient literature. In Sanskrit, Kirata means native of the land with "kiram atati bhramati yah" or one wandering over the forests. Kiratas are first mentioned in the Yajurveda (Shukla XXX.16; Krisha III.4,12,1), and in the Atharvaveda (X.4,14), describing them as "mountain people and hunters in the forests and deadly warriors." In Manu's Dharmashastra (X.44) they are mentioned as degraded Kshatriyas, which meant that they were considered to be of advanced civilization, but outside the ambit of Brahminical influence. Kiratas are also mentioned in ancient Greek history, Chinese history and Holy book of Sikh Guru Nanak. The Greeks had known the Kirats by the name of Kirhadai. The last remnant of the ancient Kiratite or Cherethite tribe was found recorded in the book of 2 Samuel, 15 - 18. They were a martial tribe during the reign of the Syrian King David in 1049 BC. Kiratas appearance in vedic literature is described as gold-like, ie, yellow in color in skin color with the ...
Marc Ecko's Gurkha This is the only video on youtube of this crazy armored vehicle. It's made by a company called Armet Armored Vehicles. Here is some info on the truck from the company's website: The GURKHA has a typical SUV configuration of four side doors and a single rear cargo-crew exit door and carries a total crew complement of up to eight persons. Mounted on the Ford F550 chassis, repair and spare parts are available throughout the worldwide Ford Motor Company. The GURKHA may be armored to the NATO STANAG 4569 level 3 which exceeds the CEN European B7 armor level. With its hollow cavity walls filled with blast protective materials, the side armor provides excellent protection against side load IEDs. In addition to its frontal armor, the firewall is a second armored wall that further protects the driver and front passenger from a frontal attack. As well as the foregoing, the floor is protected from blast and even with this superior armored protection, the payload after armoring is still in excess of 2041kg (4500lbs).
This video is about the Gurkha culture and tradition. In this video you see a Gurkha with his ceremonial Khukri decapitating the buffalo during the Great Gurkha Festival call Dashera. By decapitating the beast with one single strike, it gives least or no pain to the animal. If the person cannot strike down the animal with clean first strike, then according to the Gurkha custom, a bad luck will follow him. So a skill and big heart is needed to perform this ceremonial rite. Who are the Gurkha? The Gurkha are the fame Unit in the British and the Indian armed forces. Gurkha are also serving in the Singapore and Brunei forces. The Gurkha are formed by Indo-Mongoloid men from Nepal namely from Magar, Gurung, Rai and Limbu communities. In ancient times, the Indo-Mongoloid people in the Indian sub-continent were called Kiratas. They are first mentioned in the Yajurveda (Shukla XXX.16; Krisha III.4,12,1), and in the Atharvaveda (X.4,14), describing them as "mountain people and hunters in the forests and deadly warriors." In Manu's Dharmashastra (X.44) they are mentioned as degraded Kshatriyas, which meant that they were considered to be of advanced civilization, but outside the ambit of Brahminical influence. Kiratas are also mentioned in ancient Greek history, Chinese history and Holy book of Sikh Guru Nanak. The Greeks had known the Kirats by the name of Kirhadai. The last remnant of the ancient Kiratite or Cherethite tribe was found recorded in the book of 2 Samuel, 15 - 18 ...
My collection of Gurkha knives.My first knife is a butchers knife used in napal in the meat markets,my second Gurkha knife is a brittish issued mark 2,which was used during world 2,my third Gurkha knife is made by cold steel and it's the 39LGK version,last but not least is the cold steel (cheap version).
The Gurkhas (1995) 6/6
The Gurkhas (1995) 4/6
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Reviewing my CS Kukri. After a couple of hours editing I'm even half satisfied with the video. XD Total length: 44 cm / 17 1/3 inches Blade length: 31 cm / 12 1/5 inches Weight: 600 g / 21 oz Steel: Sk-5 High Carbon, with black epoxy powder coat finish Handle: Kraton Sheath: Secure-Ex Price: 180 USD (Knifecenter) / 162 USD (Yourcornerstore)
Gurkha soldiers at Shorncliffe Barracks put on a Kukri knife display in advance of their deployment to Afghanistan next month (April 2009). Foxtrot Company of the 2nd Battalion the Royal Gurkha Rifles will be in Helmand province, as part of 19 Light Brigade, to take over the work of the main body of 2 RGR. British forces have been training and mentoring the Afghan National Police in preparation of their taking over security of the country. For more go to www.yourkenttv.co.uk.
www.smokenspirits.com http I reviewed this Gurkha as a request and it turned into a pleasant little treat. Check out the review complete with some Micheal Jackson commentary and let me know what you think!
Gurkha display team of 6 plus one Gurkha sgt. Kukri use. Doncaster Rugby Club,part of festivities.
Soldiers from the 1st Battalion the Gurkha Rifles on Exercise Commando Rajah as they prepare to deploy to Afghanistan next year
The Gurkhas receiving the Freedom of Folkestone Recorded on June 18, 2009
www.bbc.co.uk Hot-foot from her campaigning triumph, award-winning actress turned Queen of the Gurkhas Joanna Lumley joins Jonathan for an exclusive chat. The line-up also includes Catholic global music phenomenon The Priests; a performance by one of the biggest bands on the planet, The Killers, and a chat with their frontman Brandon Flowers.