Gurkha :25 Years of The Royal Gurkha Rifles


Gurkha :25 Years of The Royal Gurkha Rifles

Published: 24 September, 2019

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A pictorial history of The Royal Gurkha Rifles. An introduction to this remarkable regiment, its operational deployments abroad and at home supported by a wealth of photographs chronicling its quarter century of service to the Crown. This unique insight into one of the world's elite fighting units includes descriptions of operational deployments in Afghanistan, the Balkans, Sierra Leone and East Timor, as well as special interest sections covering recruiting, sport, adventure training, snipers, tracking and, of course, the kukri fighting knife. The Roll of Honour, its Battle Honours (including those of its antecedent regiments), honours and awards received by members of the Regiment and a brief history of Britain's Gurkhas are amongst the detail amassed in this special edition.

'[A] fine study... Maj-Gen Lawrence, the third of the (so far) four honorary colonels, tells the story of the new regiment's first 25 years and packs it with illustrations' Allan Mallinson, Country Life '[T]here can be few better qualified to write the silver jubilee history of the RGR than Craig Lawrence. What he has skilfully produced is a magnificent record of the famous and fearless fighting men from Nepal. Illustrated with over 500 wonderful, mainly colour, photographs this intimate account really does do justice to the entire Regimental family and superbly balances the operational, organisational, regimental and historical aspects of their first 25 years. Gurkha is compelling reading and sure to become an essential reference work. It is great value for money and a highly recommended and timely Christmas gift!' Military Historical Society

Craig Lawrence is an author, military historian and lecturer in strategy and strategic leadership. He was commissioned into the 2nd King Edward VII's Own Gurkha Rifles (The Sirmoor Rifles) in September 1984 with thirty years since then either serving with Gurkhas or filling a variety of appointments in various military headquarters, including the Ministry of Defence. He commanded his Gurkha battalion on operations in the Balkans and the Ivory Coast and, most recently, spent eleven months in Afghanistan as the Director of ISAF's Election Support Cell, reducing risk to Afghanistan's 2014 Presidential and Provincial Elections. On retirement he took up post in London at the Royal College of Defence Studies (RCDS), where he is the Course Director.

Type Book
ISBN 9781912690237
Number Of Pages 288
Publisher Unicorn Publishing Group
Format Hardback