Providing financial medical and community aid to alleviate hardship and distress among Gurkha ex-servicemen of the British Crown

About Gurkhas

Gurkhas come from the hills of Nepal and have been recruited to serve in the British Army for almost 200 years. The incredible bravery and loyalty of these remarkable people has won them great respect and affection. In this section you can learn about the Gurkhas, their homeland and their regiment.
  • Who Are Gurkhas?
    Gurkhas are recruited from the hill people of Nepal who trace their roots right back to an 8th century Hindu warrior, Guru Gorakhnath....
  • Where are They From?
    Nestling in the foothills of the Himalayas, the Gurkha's rural Nepalese homeland is as treacherous as it is beautiful. Views stretch across spectacular mountains and valleys. Most ...
  • Gurkha Timeline
    Follow a 200 year old story of how Gurkhas became part of the British Army, the wars they have fought alongside us and why in the 1960s we realised these gallant soldiers needed ou...
  • Decorated Gurkhas
    The Victoria Cross is the highest award in the British Army for gallantry when facing the enemy. It is awarded without regard of rank. Since 1858 The Brigade of Gurkhas has receive...
  • Gurkhas Today
    Today, the Gurkhas remain an important part of the British Army. In more recent times, Gurkhas have served in the Falklands and Gulf Wars, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Peacekeeping miss...

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