The Impact of COVID on Gurkha Selection

The latest intake of Gurkha recruits have completed the selection process despite coronavirus restrictions. A total of 340 aspiring soldiers were due to arrive in Catterick as this issue went to press, having been whittled down from 1,600 hopefuls in their native Nepal. With social distancing and regular hand washing becoming the norm, applicants quickly… Read More

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ATR Pirbright Hosts Doko Challenge

Instructors from ATR Pirbright hosted their very own Doko challenge on the training ground’s infamous Concrete Hill and raised more than £3,000 for an NHS charity. Based on the traditional Gurkha recruitment race, 20 permanent staff took part in the early morning challenge that involved teams of five carrying a 20 kg traditional woven Nepalese… Read More