PRE WORLD WAR I
BHURTPORE; ALIWAL; SOBRAON; DELHI 1857;
AFGHANISTAN 1878-80; KABUL 1879; KANDAHAR 1880;
TIRAH; PUNJAB FRONTIER.
WORLD WAR I
LA BASSEE 1914; FESTUBERT 1914-15; GIVENCHY 1914;
NEUVE CHAPELLE; AUBERS; LOOS; France and Flanders 1914-15;
Egypt 1915; TIGRIS 1916; KUT AL AMARA 1917; BAGHDAD 1915;
Mesopotamia 1916-18; PERSIA 1918; Baluchistan 1918;
THIRD AFGHAN WAR
WORLD WAR II
EL ALAMEIN; Mareth; AKARIT; Djebel el Meida; Enfidavile; TUNIS; North Africa 1942-43
CASSINO 1; Monastery Hill; Pian di Maggio; GOTHIC LINE; Coriano; Poggio San Giovanni; Monte Reggiano; Italy 1944-45; Greece 1944-45;
North Malaya; JITRA; Central Malaya; Kampar; SLIM RIVER; Johore, Singapore Island;
NORTH ARAKAN; IRRAWADDY; Magwe; Sittang 1945; Point 1433, Arakan Beaches; Myebon; TAMANDU; Chindits 1943; Burma 1943-45.
Note: In World Wars I and II so many Battle Honours were awarded that regiments were limited to just ten that are officially allowed to be used on regimental colours etc. These are shown in upper case. Those in lower case are subsidiary Battle Honours.
The 60th Rifles (King’s Royal Rifle Corps)/The Royal Green Jackets
This affiliation originated at the siege of Delhi in 1857 when the Sirmoor Battalion fought alongside the 60th Rifles, later to become the King’s Royal Rifle Corps, and subsequently the 2nd Battalion The Royal Green Jackets, with whom the affiliation remained until 1994 when the 2nd Goorkhas were amalgamated with the 6th, 7th and 10th Gurkhas to form The Royal Gurkha Rifles.
The Royal Brunei Armed Forces
This alliance formed initially with the Royal Brunei Regiment, and subsequently the Royal Brunei Armed Forces, to mark the 1st Battalion’s involvement in quelling the Brunei Rebellion (Dec 1962 – Mar 1963), being the first unit to be deployed and during which they rescued the then Sultan of Brunei.
The Gordon Highlanders
The 2nd Goorkhas also had a long-standing friendship with The Gordon Highlanders although this was not an official affiliation. An attack on the Dargai Heights, held by Afridi tribesmen, during the Tirah campaign resulted in the award of four Victoria Crosses. The Heights were held by Afridi tribesmen but were successfully stormed by the Gordon Highlanders and the 2nd King Edward VII’s Own Gurkha Rifles on 20 October 1897. The Highlanders helped Gurkha wounded down the escarpments, leading to the friendship.