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My friend that I mentioned in the above post was also impressed with the Gurkhas regarding their social behavior, he said for being well known as merciless killers, they were very polite and nice to get along with.
Originally posted by Freeborn
The Gurkha's are a regular sight where I live and they conduct themselves with a remarkable amount of dignity and self-cotrol and are well received and regatded, shame the same can't be said about all squaddies who visit my town.
Patrick Mercer, a Tory MP and a former army officer, said: ‘The first people to go will be the Brigade of Gurkhas, probably in their entirety. ’In the past, the Gurkhas’ existence was guaranteed by the fact they are cheaper to run than British troops, and that there was a shortage of British troops. Recent changes mean they are now just as expensive, and recruitment is extremely healthy at the moment. I am afraid the writing is on the wall.’