‘Better to Die than to be a Coward,’ ‘Bravest of the Brave,’ and ‘More British than the British’
“Bravest of the brave, most generous of the generous, never had a country more faithful friends than you”.
Sir Ralph Turner MC, 3rd Queen Alexandra’s Own Gurkha Rifles, 1931
The Life-Changing Journey Of Being Selected As A Gurkha | Forces TV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8pIJglsYUE
The list of topics covered are included below in three sections, with the first two as particularly important*.
History, background context and uniqueness of the Gurkhas:
- About — and note on topics and contributing sources
- Gurkha Characteristics, and Who are the Gurkhas?
- In their own words – serving Gurkhas about the uniqueness of the Gurkhas in the British Army setting: responses to information resource questionnaire
- Nepal background to the Gurkhas entering British history — and associated Note on need for Updating the approach on recording of particulars of the Nepali Gurkhas role & record regarding impacts on preserving British sovereignty and global influence
The Gurkhas and the British Army related, including the Gurkhas and the British Royal Family:
- The Queens Gurkha Engineers
- The Queens Gurkha Signals
- The Royal Gurkha Rifles
- The Band of the Brigade of Gurkhas
- The Gurkhas and the British Royal Family
* Before the information project concluded the UKNFS had established national level connection with The Royal British Legion (TRBL) with the result that relevant, Gurkha related content from this information resource will be included in TRBL’s educational resources.