Final selection for the full quota of Gurkha recruits for 2021 will take place as planned, the Colonel of the Brigade of Gurkhas has revealed to Forces News.
The selection will take place in January in Nepal, with the Brigade confident that 340 new recruits will begin their training in Catterick in March 2021.
Colonel of the Brigade of Gurkhas, Colonel Jody Davies MBE, told Forces News: “There’ll be a slight adjustment in social distancing; the numbers that can gather at any particular time and some of the tests will be adjusted.”
“But because it’s another six weeks away, the final decisions on exactly what a particular test looks like will be made much closer to the time.”
The news comes as the largest intake of recruits in more than 30 years passed out of Catterick in North Yorkshire.