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"Should the UK Retain its Gurkha units?" Topic

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Personal logo Florida Tory Supporting Member of TMP06 Dec 2017 4:46 a.m. PST

And the UK government is going to listen to the collective wisdom of TMP on this matter?

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP06 Dec 2017 5:08 a.m. PST

Nope – it's just a TMP poll like any other….

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP06 Dec 2017 6:23 a.m. PST

We are very influential.

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP06 Dec 2017 7:12 a.m. PST

Do they fit into the UK's security and strategic objectives?

Do they have unique qualifications that are necessary and otherwise unmet in the current force?

Are they cost-effective?

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP06 Dec 2017 10:18 a.m. PST

Well, they could get shuffled in with previous almagamations to form the Queen's Own Ghurkas In Green Wellies!

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP07 Dec 2017 5:53 a.m. PST

Militaries don't exist for your pleasure, but to forcefully protect your rights against aggressor states. Criteria on a forces structure should be driven by their ability to succeed in warfare.

Consideratioms like historical performance, or heritage, or diversity are irrelevent to discussions of their current contribution to military goal attainmemt.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP07 Dec 2017 6:14 a.m. PST

From a cost and efficacy point of view I think the Ghurkas a pretty good value for money – plus allow some operational options that are allow a certain amount of flexibility

So I would say they are worth keeping – much like the French have retained the Legion Etranger

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