Royal Gurkha Rifles insignia illustration - Believe Collective

Royal Gurkha Rifles insignia illustration
Believe Collective

In 1994, the 2nd and 6th Gurkha Rifles, the regiments that historically recruited most of their men from West Nepal, and the 7th & 10th Gurkha Rifles, traditionally associated with men from East Nepal, became the 1st and 2nd battalions of the newly formed Royal Gurkha Rifles (RGR).
The general reduction in size of the British Army, and the Gurkhas in particular, meant that the four separate regiments could no longer be sustained. And so, less than 50 years after the Independence of India in 1947, the four regiments that had left with the British were no more. However the newly formed Royal Gurkha Rifles was to prove a worthy successor to the proud Gurkha regiments of the past.

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