Recruiting Gurkhas Talk – 18th Jan 2019

Rotarian Rupert Kipping took us through a series of photos taken  in Nepal. These included remote villages hanging on the edge of mountains with houses perched on ridges. and a a sick lady being transported in a basket on the back of a Nepalese man with the help of a forehead : a local ambulance!
Gurkha pensioners took on as many as sixteen youths as potential Gurkha recruits and trained them up.

Rupert’s general medical duties included carrying out a grading physical and mental fitness: a classification system that meant potential recruits needed to achieve 100%, if they  were not to be rejected as so many wanted to become Gurkhas.