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The Gurkhas

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20 Aug 2015

Military/Army

DS "Union Flag"

Royal Mail

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15 x 14 (Die-Cut and Elliptical)

7,500

14.95 

Royal Mail Stock Code: AV033

Gurkhas have played a vital part in British military operations since the raising of the first Gurkha regiment in 1815. Originally part of the British Indian Army, they fought Pathans on the frontiers, dacoits in Burma and mutineers in India. With six battalions on the Western Front, four in Gallipoli and others in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Palestine, Persia and Salonika, Gurkhas were prominent in the First World War, and similarly so in the Second World War, where they served in North Africa, Italy, Malaya and Burma. After 1947, Gurkha regiments were divided between the armies of independent India and Britain, with British Gurkhas in the forefront of operations in Malaya and Borneo, and subsequently taking part in the Falklands campaign, and more recently in Bosnia, Kosovo, East Timor, Sierra Leone, Iraq and Afghanistan. To commemorate 200 years of service to the British Military Service.

 
                                    Last updated: January 31, 2017