My late father, who was in the Buffs (East Kent Regiment), served alongside the Gurkhas during the Second World War in Burma.
He told me many stories about these highly respected men who, although quite short in height, were some of the fiercest fighting units in the Army, particularly at close quarters.
He once told me that often while on patrol if there was an impending problem ahead, a spearhead of Gurkhas was despatched.
No sound was heard but when the following party arrived the path had always been cleared.
These brave men are without question committed to the reigning monarch and fully prepared to give their life accordingly.
The powers that be should be absolutely ashamed at the disgraceful way they have, and are, being treated.
Give these men the honour and satisfaction they so rightfully deserve.
BARRY RAYMOND Beavers Lane, Hounslow.