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Bridgade of Gurkha Promo clip

Discussion in 'H.I. Cantina' started by JayGoliath, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. JayGoliath

    JayGoliath Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 27, 2010
    Probably posted before but it's about the boys get the respect and recognition!

    Ayo Gurkhali!
  2. kronckew

    kronckew Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 17, 2003
    cool video. many of the scenes of the gurkhas in the field are from the salisbury plains near netheravon,where my ex comes from & where we walked almost every day.

    i remember one day we walked the doggies along the edge of a cow pasture with woods on one side. i noticed a smiling face staring at me from the bushes. turned out to be a company of gurkhas entrenched in the woods along the fence line. we carried on, turned a corner & saw their CO talking with his NCO's next to their vehicle about 100 yds from us, we turned right to cross the river & go up the hill thru the woods. the scene with them slogging uphill a muddy road is one we repeated many times with the dogs. that road gets quite squishy after the tanks have been over it. have had an armoured vehicle pop out of a block of evergreens/cedars in front of us just like the one in the video.

    the river avon had a ford next to the bridge which is shown in the video being further bridged with a portable bridge, our dogs used to cool off in that ford, we'd throw sticks out into the deeper bit for them to swim to & retrieve. we walked a lot on the plains, except days when the red flags were flying at the entrances - live fire days. plains were littered with dead tanks and apc's & old earthworks. there are signs warning walkers not to touch anything metallic. ooh-shiney bits can go boom. tanks have the right of way of course. it's about 5 miles from stonehenge.

    the gurkhas were billeted up the hill from that bridge, near the army red devils sky diving school, which you'd also see parachuting down on good days.

    Bailey bridge & ford.
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    cow pasture & bridge/ford.
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    there used to be more trees, they've removed most of them along the river. you can still see the lines of the old earthworks on the west bank where i saw the face peering at me. the dogs never noticed the gurkhas, or at least they never let on.
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2012
  3. DaddyDett


    Jan 9, 2006
    That sounds very near the area where the old US Forces Camp Mohawk used to be, on the extended grounds of an Abbey.
    I went to that Camp as an 11 y/o in '68.
  4. kronckew

    kronckew Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 17, 2003
    it was in fonthill abbey wood.
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    about 24 miles from netheravon by road.
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