Gurkhas will open their ranks to women for the first time

The Gurkhas are set to open up their ranks to women for the first time.

Doko Race. Looks like fun. I’m gonna go lay down.

The group, who have served in the British Army for more than 200 years will allow female soldiers to join from next year, but they will have to pass the same gruelling selection test the men do.

Those hoping to win a place in the regiment – seen as a golden ticket for many in Nepal – will have to pass a ‘doko race’ which involves carrying a four-stone bag of sand for three-miles up a hill in less than 48 minutes.