Fearsome fighters serving far from home – Friends and comrades: Former Gurkha soldiers Tamang, Limbu, Limbu and Kumar pictured together in Kathmandu recently.
Throughout their long military careers, the men earned a number of decorations. Their regimental tie carries the famous crest featuring crossed Gurkha Kukri knives.
The Gurkhas were part of a bigger British task force sent to the icy South Atlantic islands to repel the Argentine force.
The Gurkha veterans envied the warm clothing and plentiful rations Argentine soldiers, such as these pictured at a partially destroyed former Royal Marines base on April 13, 1982, enjoyed.
The modern Gurkhas remain an integral part of the British Army, respected across the world for their dedication and professionalism.
Fearsome fighters serving far from home – Nepali Gurkha soldiers of the British contingent of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) patrol the streets of Kabul, Afghanistan in 2005.