6th Gurkha Rifles Regimental Association (6 GR)

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The sixth Queen Elizabeth’s Own Gurkha Rifles was a regiment of the British Indian Army, before being exchanged to the British Army taking after India’s independence. Initially, it was brought up in 1817 as a part of the armed force of the British East India Company. The regiment has been known by various names all through its history. At first the unit did not enlist from the Gurkhas, although after being exchanged to the British Indian Army taking after the Indian Mutiny in 1857, it turned into an absolutely Gurkha regiment. It had its regimental headquarters at Abbottabad in the North West Frontier Province of British India. After 1947 the regiment was one of just four Gurkha regiments to be exchanged to the British Army and this proceeded up until 1994, when it was amalgamated with other Gurkha regiments to frame the Royal Gurkha Rifles. Through the span of its 177 year history, the regiment was granted 25 fight honors.

In the First World War, the second Battalion, sixth Gurkha Rifles of 42nd Indian Brigade walk towards the Action of Khan Baghdadi. The regiment was extended further with the raising of a third contingent. The regiment served in various regions during the war, including Persia, the Middle East, Turkey and Greece.

The Second World War saw the extension of each of the ten Gurkha regiments of the British Indian Army, and the sixth Gurkhas raised a further two forces, numbered as the third and fourth Battalions. Through the span of the contention, legions of the Regiment battled in Italy and Burma, furthermore in Waziristan on the North West Frontier (1940–41) where they served as battalion troops and saw activity against Pathan tribesmen.

The Association has composed and facilitated numerous eminent reunions,in 1984 it was regarded at its Reunion Luncheon at the Grocers’ Hall by the in front of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. In 1989, it entertained the Regiment itself at Church Crookham on the event of its takeoff from the United Kingdom. In 1992, in conjunction with the Regiment it was host to Her Majesty the Queen.

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