I never realised that there was a Gurkha forum on the Arms and Services board; reading the threads on there throws up a series of issues that affects us as a Corps. With 3 Sqns currently formed up, there is a train of thought to form up the QOGLR as an actual field force Regiment. This would have seemed logical 10-15 yrs ago, however, today we have a large amount of foreign and commonwealth Soldiers who exist in the Corps with no special treatment or dispensation (surely the RSM, the QM etcs of the QOGLR would have to be Nepalese). With Gurkhas (rightly) on equal pay and conditions, why should they not speak English at work and more importantly are we disenfranchising a potential recruiting opportunity by not allowing Nepalese women to join? Gurkhas remain a cost effective asset due to their ease of retention, however, as it is only a matter of time before QOGLR soldiers cease to do infantry Trg (for cost reasons) in what way are they any different to other foreign and commonwealth soldier? Is the argument to establish the GLR one that will be used in a few years for a Fijian or West Indian Log Regt? Is this necessarily a bad thing?