Have your e-edition delivered FREE to your inbox every week Gurkhas back from Taliban hell More than 100 brave soldiers from the Royal Gurkha Rifles have returned to Kent from a six-month tour of Afghanistan. They experienced Taliban ambushes and battles more ferocious than anything the historic regiment has seen since the end of World War Two. Miraculously, none of the 110 men from the 1st and 2nd Battalions of The Royal Gurkha Rifles were killed. They returned to England last weekend and have spent the week at Sir John Moore Barracks in Shorncliffe, Folkestone. â¢ Read this week's Kent on Sunday to find out more about the Gurkhas' heroism in Afghanistan.