Gurkha - 25 Years of The Royal Gurkha Rifles Book
25 Years of The Royal Gurkha Rifles
A pictorial history of the Royal Gurkha Rifles. An introduction to the regiment, its deployments at home and on operations supported by a wealth of photographs chronicling the last quarter of a century in service to the Crown.
Brief histories of deployments and special interest sections, including recruiting, training, sport, religious festivals and of course, the Kukri are included. The Roll of Honour, Battle Honours (including its Antecedent Regiments), lists of officers and soldiers plus honours and awards are amongst the detail amassed in this special edition.
This Full Colour, Large, Hardback book makes the perfect gift for anyone who's associated with the Gurkha regiments.
As I reflect upon the Regiment's first quarter century, it is sometimes difficult to remember exactly just how much has been achieved. This is why this book is invaluable - carefully researched, and with hundreds of fascinating images, it will perhaps help the reader to understand my deep personal pride in being Colonel-in-Chief.' His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales
About the Author
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.