Gurkhas were first enlisted into the Royal Engineers in September 1948 when a Gurkha Training Squadron RE was formed. The British Officers were drawn from the Corps of Royal Engineers, 1st King George’s Own Bengal Sappers and Miners, 2nd Queen Victoria’s Own Madras Sappers and Miners, 3rd Royal Bombay Sappers and Miners and Gurkha Officers and Other Ranks were drawn from 2nd King Edward VII’s Own Goorkhas (The Sirmoor Rifles), 6th Queen Elizabeth’s Own Gurkha Rifles and 10th Princess Mary’s Own Gurkha Rifles

Nepal Earthquake Two Years on

25th April 2017 0
25th April 2017 marks two years from the first earthquake that hit Nepal and gives an opportunity to reflect on the contribution of the Brigade […]

Pearl Island Cup 2016

17th January 2017 0
On Friday 17th December 2016 families and children of the Queen’s Gurkha Engineers (QGE) gathered in the Unit Gymnasium for their annual sporting event ‘Pearl […]


16th January 2017 0
The Queen’s Gurkha Engineers excelled on Exercise GRIFFIN CHALLENGE 2016. The event took place on 3rd November 2016 at Pirbright, Surrey. Gone were the days just […]
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