THE GURKHA CALENDAR
What is it? The Gurkha Calendar is an online resource which provides summary of the Brigade of Gurkhas’ history, highlighting significant events over the last 200 years of history including unit and individual actions.
What is it for? It is primarily designed to help enhance our serving soldiers’ understanding of our heritage. The Gurkha name is held in high esteem and this has been achieved over many years of history. In our bicentenary year and with other anniversaries taking place over the next few years (Centenary of the First Word War and seventy years since the Second World War) it is important we ourselves understand our own heritage.
Where is it? The Gurkha Calendar can be accessed at the read-only website page: http://teamup.com/ks73d182ff67a9ed31/
Who is it for? It is for our Brigade units to use as they see fit. It should be cascaded down to sub-unit level for them to use in their routine communication. It can also be used as part of Unit Routine Orders and for Unit Heritage Officers to use for their own internal promulgation. It is hoped that it will stimulate a greater appetite to learn more about our unique history.
How was it put together? Staff at the Gurkha Museum and Mike Channing, ex-6GR, have spent many hours trawling archives to produce it. It has been categorised by Brigade units and individual actions. It will continue to be added to. Corps units were formed later on in our history and all units should draw upon all Gurkha history, listed against RGR, prior to their own cap badge formation.
How much information is there? Each input is a short sentence or two to highlight a historical event. This allows to research events of interest. The Gurkha Museum is always available to assist further research.