"Gurkhas to recruit women for the first time from 2020", BBC 16.07.2018

Updated: Sep 25, 2018




Gurkhas to recruit women for the first time from 2020

BBC News

16 July 2018


"The Gurkhas will recruit women for the first time from 2020, and the selection process will be the same as for men.


Women hoping to join will have to pass gruelling physical tests - including racing 3.1 miles (5km) uphill carrying 55lb (25kg) of sand in a wicker basket.


Gurkhas, who are Nepalese, have been part of the Army for more than 200 years."


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