Most members will know of Lt Col Freddie Shaw who commanded 3/6th during the second Chindit campaign in Burma in 1944 during which two VCs were won at the battle of Mogaung. The famous photo below shows Freddie half hidden beyond on the left Brigadier 'Mad' Mike Calvert and on the right Major Jimmy … [Read More...]
The 6th Queen Elizabeth's Own Gurkha Rifles was a rifle regiment of the British Indian Army comprising Gurkha soldiers of Nepalese origin, before being transferred to the British Army following India's independence. Originally raised in 1817, the name 6th Queen Elizabeth’s Own Gurkha Rifles ceased to exist as part of the British Army in 1994.
Provided and maintained by the 6th Gurkha Rifles Regimental Association, this website aims to help perpetuate the memory of the Regiment for all those who had the privilege and pleasure to serve in it. It is also a means of communicating the activities of The Association and The Trust as well as informing visitors of the activities of the 6th Gurkhas, both past and present.
Additional information for Association Members is in the Members Area. Further Battles and more archive photographs will be added over time. Many images on the site have come from Regimental albums and archives, now the property of The Gurkha Museum in Winchester and we are most grateful for their permission to use them. Other images have been willingly provided by individuals, too many to name, but to whom we are equally grateful.
We welcome your feedback and questions via the Contact page. Jai Sixth!
6 GR JOURNALS
To read the latest issues of the 6 GR Journal please click on the images below.
In April 2022, nine members of the Association and 6 members of Medicina Company 1RGR assembled in Ravenna to take part in the 77th commemoration of the battle of Medicina, as well as visiting other notable battlefields in the area. The 6GRRA party consisted of Duncan and Ria Briggs, Brian O’Bree … [Read More...]
2017 marked the 200th anniversary of the raising of the Regiment. This historic landmark was celebrated with two very successful Durbars in Nepal and in the UK.
Articles on the two Durbars and other 200th events with additional photos can be seen on the ‘Notice Board’
Thu 12 Jan 2023
6 GR HISTORY FILM
A History Film made for the 200th Anniversary is now available. This film was produced to mark the 200th anniversary of the Regiment in 2017. It is a condensed history of the Regiment from its origins in 1817 as the Cuttack Legion to the modern era. It includes unique archive material. To watch it please click here.