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Gurkha Reserve Unit

The Gurkha Reserve Unit (Malay: Unit Simpanan Gurkha) is a special elite guard force in the Sultanate of Brunei. It was formed in 1974 A.D and maintains approximately 2,000 Gurkha.[1] Unit members are all British Army veterans. The unit functions primarily as a praetorian guard that protects the sultan, the Royal Family, and major/important oil installations. They also work as a special forces directly under the command of the Sultan as well as alongside Special Forces Regiment and Special Combat Squadron.

It is subordinate to the Security and Defence Section of the Brunei Ministry of Home Affairs.

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  1. ^ Brunei Darussalam, Encyclopedia of the Nations

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  • serving abroad at Photius.com
  • RBAF Order of Battle
  • Brigade of Gurkhas


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