Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, the Royal Gurkha Rifles are carrying out live firing exercises in Kent ahead of a deployment to Afghanistan.
It is part of pre-deployment training which will see them using a variety of weapons.
It follows an announcement in January that 400 Gurkha jobs will be cut.
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