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The Gurkhas: Special Force

The Gurkhas: Special Force by Chris Bellamy John Murray

Sunday, 28 August, 2011, 12:00am

liberal studies

Word Power

Match the following terms with their descriptions

1. Gurkhas

2. pension

3. meagre

4. Tony Blair

5. Gordon Brown

a) prime minister of Britain from 1997 to 2007, former leader of the Labour party

b) current Prime Minister of Britain, represents Labour party

25 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Too little, too late for older Gurkhas

The 122nd British casualty of the war in Afghanistan died this month in a makeshift operating theatre of a field hospital near the town of Musa Qala.

16 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Debt that must be honoured in full

Hooray and three hearty cheers for the British judge who this week finally delivered a smidgen of justice to brave men who fought and nearly died for Britain.

4 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Gurkhas protest in solidarity

Veteran Gurkha soldiers and members of the Nepali community in Hong Kong joined their former comrades in London in a day of protest yesterday to demand full pensions for service and the right to settle in the Britain.

29 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Gurkhas' uphill battle for British army places gets tougher

The rituals of Gurkha recruitment have changed only gradually over the years. But the nervous candidates competing for a place in the prestigious unit this week are likely to serve in a radically altered Brigade of Gurkhas.

20 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Soldiering on

IN A BARE training hall in Yuen Long, some youngsters practise taekwondo while their instructor prepares a lesson. There's little about his slight build and unassuming manner to suggest it, but Khadka Raju is a black-belt exponent of the Korean martial art.

7 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Gurkhas set to win battle for British residency

They cannot live or work in the UK, despite having served in its military

British Prime Minister Tony Blair is expected to announce in the next few days a softening of the rules that prohibit former British Gurkha soldiers from living and working in the UK.

30 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Elite Gurkha force leads field in security services

Securicor Gurkha Services is celebrating its 10th anniversary as Asia's leading security service.

Hong Kong's largest employer of the Nepalese community was founded with a nucleus of 24 former British Gurkha servicemen guarding Palm Springs, a residential development in Yuen Long.

The past decade has seen the outfit grow from strength to strength.

7 Jul 2003 - 12:00am

DNA-test demand 'unreasonable'

The Director of Immigration has been branded unreasonable after demanding a former Hong Kong Gurkha rifleman travel from Nepal to provide DNA evidence he is the father of a housewife seeking unconditional stay in the SAR.

7 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

Gurkhas aboard prepared to repel pirates

Some leading shipowners and operators, including the world's top cruise companies, are employing Gurkhas on their vessels for anti-piracy duties.

According to Anglo Marine Overseas Services, P&O Princess Cruises, Radisson Seven Seas, Royal Caribbean, Star Cruises and Barber are among its customers.

26 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

Gurkha security guards in demand

An upturn in the SAR economy and a rise in infrastructure development has led to an increase in the demand for Gurkha security guards.

Chris Hardy, managing director of Jardine Securicor Gurkha Services, said the company was adding 200 of the former Nepalese soldiers to its existing 600 guards in the coming year.

29 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Nepalese yobs not welcome

The behaviour of the Nepalese fans at Sunday's football match was as predictable as it was nationally uncharacteristic.

You could not meet a braver group of people than the Gurkhas of Nepal, nor could you find a more hard-working people than the Sherpas.

25 Jun 1999 - 12:00am

Knifemen threaten couple in $1.1m raid

Three knifemen forced a businessman and his wife to get the keys to their safe during a robbery in Jardine's Lookout yesterday.

The Putonghua-speaking men seized $110,000 in cash, and jewellery and watches worth about $1 million, from the safe before escaping.

17 Nov 1998 - 12:00am

Gurkha children fight to stay

SEVEN children of Gurkhas who served in Hong Kong have taken legal action to try to stop the Government forcing them to leave.

The group, who have filed an application for judicial review, all claim to have been born here in the 1960s and 1970s and assert their right to permanent resident status under the Basic Law.

4 Oct 1998 - 12:00am