My father served in the British Army from 1938 - 1960, Me, my Mother and my 3 siblings travelled twice to Malaya with him, 1950-53 and 1958-1960. We always had Ghurkas around us and protecting us. We once went to the Sembawang Royal Navy base in Singapore in 1959 to watch a boxing match, Ghurkas versus the combined British forces. the Ghurkas won every bout, even knocking an RAF man completely out of the ring. they may be small but they do pack a powerful punch. As an ex RAF man myself 1963 -1968, I cannot understand why the Ghurkas are underpaid. If you are in the British Army, you should get paid the same as other British troops. The old joke saying ' Britain will always fight to the last Ghurka could never be more true. They will always fight for the UK and its interests around the world. They should be offered British Citizenship after their military service, instead of those who live here and whose loyalty is questionable.