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6th Gurkha Rifles

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  1. a regiment of the British Indian Army, before being transferred to the British Army following India's independence

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  2. The regiment was initially raised in 1817 as the Cuttack Legion

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  3. Following the end of the Second World War, India gained its independence, and four regiments of the Brigade of Gurkhas were allocated to the British Army, the 6th Gurkhas amongst them (although the 3rd Battalion was transferred to the 5th Royal Gurkh

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  4. The 1st Battalion was the first unit of Gurkhas to arrive at Gallipoli

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  5. In January 1943 the 2nd Battalion was attached to the 3rd Indian Motor Brigade which had just returned from the Western Desert after having been almost destroyd at the Battle of Gazala At the end of the month the brigade was renamed as the 43rd India

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  6. The brigade and its Gurkha battalions were sent to Italy in mid 1944 as an Independent brigade

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