Other Units of Post-1947 Brigade of Gurkhas:
1. GURKHA INDEPENDENT PARACHUTE COMPANY – 1963 – 1968 during Malayan Emergency and Borneo Confrontation. In addition, 2 wartime Parachute battalions 153-154 were established under Field Marshal Slim and when they returned from Burma after WW2 just 300 survived out of 700 they started.
2. THE GURKHA MILITARY POLICE was formed in 1949 and served through until 1970 when it was disbanded. Initially, it was known as THE GURKHA PROVOST COMPANY OF ROYAL MILITARY POLICE and renamed THE GURKHA MILITERRY POLICE in 1957.
3. 5th DOG COMPANY – said to have established in Jan 1963 and disbanded in Sep 1964.
4. QUEEN’S GURKHA ENGINEERS - Gurkhas were first enlisted into the Corps of Royal Engineers in September 1948 when a Gurkha Training Squadron RE was formed at Kluang, Malaya. It served as a full strength battalion until 1994 in Hong Kong and it now has 69th and 70th Gurkha Field Squadrons in the UK.
5. QUEEN’S GURKHA SIGNALS – It was formed in Jul 1948 at Kuala Lumpur with a handful of British NCOs and other ranks and initially was called Brigade Signal Squadron. It also served as a full-strength battalion in Hong Kong until 1994 and moved to UK with 246, 248 and 250 Squadrons.
6. GURKHA TRANSPORT REGIMENT - It was formed as a component part of The Brigade of Gurkhas on 1 July 1958.
After re-designation as ‘The Gurkha Transport Regiment’ in November 1965, it served as a full strength regiment in Singapore, Malaysia, and Hong Kong and as of now, it is called 10 QUEEN’S OWN GURKHA LOGISTIC REGIMENT.
More on my coming Gurkha book, thank you!