Private Rita Rana – the first female Gurkha?

27 year old Private Rita Rana followed the footsteps of her ex British Gurkha father to join the British military in 2010. As there is no record of any other Nepali women in British Army, she can be termed the first female Gurkha.

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Rita’s father had served 27 years in 2Bn the Royal Ghurkha Rifles. But, she is not in the Royal Gurkha Rifles, and can’t be termed a Gurkha officially.

Pte. Rita Rana is from the Germany-based 1Bn the Princess of Wales’ Royal Regt. (Read more here, a 2010 news article)

[Note: Private (not Parvati) is the lowest military rank in in army, commonly referred as Pte.]

17 thoughts on “Private Rita Rana – the first female Gurkha?

  1. Well, she is not the first Nepalese Female to join British Army. Lalita Limbu is the First one. She joined in 2004 in Royal Signals British Army.

  2. There are many other Nepalese female serving in the British Army at present, and many other must have joined even before(but the date she enlisted has not given in the article)Private Rita enlisted, thus I do not think that she is the first Nepalese female, but just one of them as there are many.

  3. I WANNA MARRY HER AND I’M A GOLD DIGGER AND I ALSO WANNA BE A “LAURE” AND ATTEND “NUMBERNI” PARTIES AND DEPEND ON MY WIFE! LOL!!

  4. If she joined up in 2010 then she’s definitely not the first nevertheless the only. I use to bump into few other didi bahinis well back, as far back as 2003. As the author him/herself has put the question mark in the heading then I will let him/her have a benefit of doubt. But I can assure you, she’s not the only, nor the only.

  5. namste hello ritamuch respect to you I am sure you will follow in the foot steps of all your nepali forebears ab serve the queen as my sumdee allall his sons have,
    take care abd remember your training
    david xx

  6. this is totally utterly not right.she is nt the female nepalese in british army.there are a few since long time in royal signals and logistics in british army. do some research Susti jii

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