How do you join a Gurkha?

How do you join a Gurkha?

If you wish to become a Gurkha Officer please contact the Army Careers Adviser (ACA) who covers your school or university. Alternatively, apply online via the Army Jobs website. Recruiting Group will then confirm your qualifications and put you in touch with the relevant ACA.

How can Nepali join British army?

The British Army recruits approximately 300 – 400 individuals every year. In order to apply you must be Nepalese (Nepalese birth certificate) and live in Nepal.

How hard is it to become a Gurkha?

Joining the Gurkhas brings rich rewards for young Nepalese men, but first they must pass a gruelling and physically challenging process. This recruiting process is one of the toughest of any Army in the world and soldiers are selected from the many thousands of hopeful applicants.

Do Gurkhas still serve in the British army?

The Gurkhas are now based at Shorncliffe near Folkestone, Kent – but they do not become British citizens. The soldiers are still selected from young men living in the hills of Nepal – with about 28,000 youths tackling the selection procedure for just over 200 places each year.

Can Gurkhas join the SAS?

Up to 12 members of the Gurkhas are believed to be serving in the SAS, with a slightly smaller number in the SBS (Special Boat Service). The troops, recruited from the Nepalese highlands, must serve at least three years in the Brigade of Gurkhas before applying for special forces selection.

Do Gurkhas have citizenship in the UK?

People applying to join the UK’s armed forces must be either a British or Commonwealth citizen or from the Republic of Ireland (either as a sole or dual national). Gurkhas serve under special and unique arrangements. They remain citizens of Nepal during their service in the Brigade of Gurkhas.

What country has the toughest military training?

1. Russian Alpha Group Spetsnaz. If you were trying to figure out which test on the list was the toughest, Russia takes the cake (and really, are you even surprised that it’s Russia?).

Are there Gurkhas in the SAS?