Gurkhas

EXCLUSIVE: Becoming A Gurkha

This year, more than 10,000 Nepali men aged 18-21 have applied for just 320 places in the Brigade of Gurkhas. Forces News was given...

With the British Army facing its biggest shortfall in over a decade, one area where it isn't a struggle to find recruits is Nepal.

Of the 10,000 applicants wanting to become Gurkhas this year, only 320 will be chosen. 

That’s 31 candidates registered for every available space.

Forces News was given exclusive access to see this year’s potential recruits being put through their paces during a selection day in Nepal.

Becoming A Gurkha
“These boys will give everything to try and get into the British Army.”
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