They were sent in April to mentor the Afghan National Police
27th October 2009: For over 100 Gurkha soldiers reunited with their families in the UK after the end of their six-month duty in Afghanistan, it was an emotional homecoming. The Gurkhas were sent in April to mentor the Afghan National Police in Helmand province of the war-ravaged country
As per the available information, the soldiers of the Royal Gurkha Rifles were presented with ‘khada’ — a ceremonial scarf — and they also sang Nepalese songs at the parade square inside their barracks near Folkestone before they were
Commanding officer Major Chris Conroy said it was a great shame to lose Corporal Pun and Sergeant Ross, but they knew the threat that they were undertaking. He added the soldiers had done an outstanding job throughout.