The exhibition, entitled ‘Khelkud and Chadi: a history of sporting achievements in the Brigade of Gurkhas’ will showcase how Gurkhas have throughout their history proved themselves not only as remarkable soldiers but natural sportsman too.
The sporting traditions of Gurkha regiments often date back to their origins within the former British Indian Army. British officers introduced and encouraged sports such as horse-polo, boxing, football and track-and-field events into their Gurkha units, and the natural athleticism of Gurkha soldiers became evident as they excelled across most sports they tried their hands at. These sporting traditions continued until the Gurkha Brigade left India in 1947 and went on to inform sporting heritage within the modern Brigade of Gurkhas. Today, soldiers compete across an increasingly wide array of sporting disciplines and have proved competitive in most.
Entry to the exhibition is free with admission to the museum.