Gurkhas In Vietnam 2006 ?

Discussion in 'Gurkhas' started by jonwilly, Sep 18, 2006.

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  1. Yesterday I was loooking through a recent Thai motorcycle magazine.
    Inside was an artical on Gurhkas and it seemed to indicate they where on exercise in Vietnam.
    Many photos including one showing crossed "drawn' Kukuries with a figure 7 suggesting to me 7th Battalion ?
    One photo of intrest showed two 'Civvy' ex Gurkha soldiers, in very smart uniform on duty as Bank Guards ? armed with modern auto shot guns.
    I do not read Thai and only Thai who spoke any English was not to helpful but he suggested that the troops where actualy in Vietnam on exercise.
    From Brunei ?
  2. Could be from Nepal John, I was in the Country in January visiting the RNA (now just the NA) Peace Keeping School, I had never realised just how big an industry the ‘Gurkha’ is, not just ours.
  3. Perhaps but although I cannot read Thai the artical was three pages long had over a dozen photos. Seemed a well put together piece but as I say my interprater does not have a great command of English and may well have been doing the 'Normal' Oriental thing of keeping the forigner happy.
    We no luv you Blitsh soldier, we no luv you any more
    Only luv Yankee sailor, Yank pay $s more