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Gurkha..Past and Present

Gurkha..Past and Present

Pegasus, the Parachute Regiment's shetland pony mascot.

The Absurdly Complete History of Animals Parachuting From the Sky

Pegasus, the Parachute Regiment's shetland pony mascot.

Gurkhas Regiment of the British Army During the War in Kosovo - 42 ...

Gurkhas Regiment of the British Army During the War in Kosovo - 42 .

Guard Duties Buck House 2015

Welsh Guards and Royal Regiment of Gurkhas

BHARAT DARSHAN – REMEMBERING SAM BAHADUR – Bhavanajagat

BHARAT DARSHAN – REMEMBERING SAM BAHADUR – Bhavanajagat

Gurkha. Photo; Richard Lewisohn

Portrait Photography of Retired Gurkha Soldiers by Richard Lewisohn

As the use of paratroops was increasing during the Malaya confrontation in the 1950’s, a British colonel asked the leader of a platoon of Gurkha if they would be prepared to jump from a C130.  Somewhat to the colonel’s surprise, the Gurkha sergeant requested a day to talk it over with his men.  The next day, the Gurkha duly reported that they would do it, but only over marshy ground with the aicraft flying at no more than 100ft.  'But at a hundred feet the parachutes wouldn't work,' the…

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“If a man says he is not afraid of dying, he is either lying or is a Gurkha.”

A Naik (corporal) of either the or Gurkha Rifles, part of the Indian Division of the British Army swinging his curved knife known as khukri.

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