Soldiers from the Royal Gurkha Rifles in Afghanistan
©Gurkha Museum

While peace finally came to Nepal in 2006, in Afghanistan the war that began in 2001 following the September 11th attacks on the United States, continued to rage on. In 2007 the 1st Battalion Royal Gurkha Rifles were deployed to Afghanistan, where they served with distinction. The Gurkhas were briefly joined by Prince Harry, fresh from training in Brecon, Wales

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