Gurkhas to disband

Andy Gilbert

DEFENCE cuts in Britain have led to the disbanding of 48 Gurkha Infantry Brigade which has stood as the headquarters of the Nepalese element of the British Army for more than 50 years.

The Sek Kong-based brigade headquarters will officially cease to exist after a pipes and drums ceremony on Tuesday and a parade followed by a review of its history.

The brigade was established in 1941 as the administrative umbrella of the Gurkha regiments.