Since 1997, the Brigade of Gurkhas has been operationally and battle proven in Bosnia, Kosovo, East Timor, Sierra Leone, Macedonia, Iraq and eleven years in Afghanistan (almost as long as the Malayan Emergency).
Since 1997 Brigade units, from platoon/troop level and above, have deployed over one hundred times.
The two Royal Gurkha Rifles Battalions alone have deployed on an impressive 15 operational tours.
The three Gurkha reinforcement Companies, raised to support British units have deployed on operations, 18 times in 13 years.
The human cost and sacrifice has been high. 54 officers and soldiers of the Brigade have been wounded in action and 15 have made the ultimate sacrifice.
You can find our more about our history on the Gurkha Museum website.