More than 200 new Gurkha recruits swear allegiance to the King

Watch: Gurkha recruits swear their allegiance to the King in Nepal.

More than 200 new Gurkha recruits have sworn allegiance to the King during their attestation parade in Nepal.

Families and friends of the 204 recruits gathered to watch the ceremonial event at the home of British Gurkhas recruitment in Pokhara.

Defence minister Dr Andrew Murrison, Lieutenant General Richard Wardlaw, the Colonel Commandant of the Brigade of Gurkhas and other senior dignitaries were in attendance to take the attestation of the new recruits.

After a rigorous selection process in Nepal, the trainee riflemen now look ahead to continuing their training at the Infantry Training Centre Catterick in North Yorkshire and serving in the British Army's Brigade of Gurkhas.

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