I am not 100% certain but I don't think that RGR got a 'pass' in regards to WGCC and the opening up of the Infantry to females. In addition, and unlike other capbadges, currently all Gurkha soldiers complete the full Infantry course at ITC (42 weeks I think) and then those not going RGR go on to Phase 2 training for their capbadge.
I know there have been female QARANC from Gurkha families, since as long ago as the 60s.
Not correct.2nd and 3rd generation UK-domiciled male Gurkhas have been going main stream Army for a while, now: indeed, one was graduating from Welbeck this year and heading toward REME.
Again, not correct.I know there have been female QARANC from Gurkha families, since as long ago as the 60s.
Again, not correct.
Sorry to be pedantic, but although two are definitely 7GR you can't actually tell quite so definitively about the one who appears to be 10GR, although that's the most likely.The pipers in the photo are from 7 GR and 10 GR, if you know your Gurkha uniforms you can tell. The 7 GR pipers are wearing Douglas plaids from the association with the Cameronians and the 10 GR pipers are wearing Hunting Stewart of the Royal Scots as they had taught them the Pipes in the early years. The plaid broaches, also denote the two different regiments.
Second Gurkha from the left (face partially obscured) is surely 10th (PMO) Gurkha Rifles. To my eyes his badge is as clear as the two from 7th (DEO) Gurkha Rifles.Sorry to be pedantic, but although two are definitely 7GR you can't actually tell quite so definitively about the one who appears to be 10GR, although that's the most likely.
The cap badge isn't that clear, but although he's definitely not from any other British Army Gurkha unit other than 10GR he could also possibly be from the Gurkha Contingent Singapore Police whose tartan is similar (particularly in black and white) as is their plaid brooch, although I believe they've changed since. If it was a concentration, as seems likely, the Gurkha Contingent Singapore Police Pipes and Drums may well have also attended at that time.
(It's raining here ...)
Edit: GCSP have a black 'bobble' on their hats rather than a red one, but again it's not possible to tell from a b&w photo.
More on topic, reportedly at least two women intend applying for the Bde but it's highly unlikely they'll get past the first hurdle as you can't just pole up to a recruiting office and apply but you have to be selected and recruited by a local recruiter first.
An emphatic yes, they take no prisoners, are strong and feisty - but their husbands get quite cross.Any worth a bang or not?
Ok. So it was you that got chased across Maida Vale playing fields by the angry brown chap with the big knifeAn emphatic yes, they take no prisoners, are strong and feisty - but their husbands get quite cross.
Straying across that particular line results in an emergency posting, and a recommendation that you never, ever, visit Aldershot, Dover, Nuneaton or York........
Yes, indeed it is.Second Gurkha from the left (face partially obscured) is surely 10th (PMO) Gurkha Rifles. To my eyes his badge is as clear as the two from 7th (DEO) Gurkha Rifles.
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