Who are the Gurkhas?
Gurkhas are marked by their graciousness, loyalty, and great courage. As gentle in daily life as they are fearless and tenacious in battle, they are a dignified people with the upmost dedication to duty. We pride ourselves in sharing their core values and understand what is means to be a Gurkha serving on the front lines.
A brief history of the Gurkhas and their ethos:
See our achievements and journey within the Gurkha Regiment.
Gurkhas are famed for carrying a khukuri. It is the national weapon of Nepal, but it is also used as a work tool in the Hills. Each Gurkha carries two khukuris, one for every-day use and one for ceremonial purposes. Their famous war cry, “Ayo Gorkhali” translates as “The Gurkhas are here”, their motto, ‘Kaphar hunnu bhanda marnu ramro’ means, ‘It is better to die than to live like a coward.