About the Gurkhas

Who are they

The Gurkhas are soldiers from Nepal who are recruited into the British Army, and have been for the last 200 years. Gurkhas are known to be as fearless in combat as they are good natured in daily life.

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Reasons to remember

Roughly 19,000 Gurkha soldiers have died during the many wars they've fought at Britain's side. Many thousands more have been wounded, and more still have returned to a life of hardship in Nepal. Here are 11 reasons to remind you just why the Gurkhas deserve our support...

Reasons to remember

Gurkhas Today

Today, the Gurkha soldiers remain an important part of the British Army. In recent times, Gurkhas have served in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as the Falklands and Gulf Wars.Peacekeeping missions have also taken them to Kosovo, Bosnia, East Timor and Sierra Leone. They remain renowned for their loyalty, professionalism and bravery.

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News
08 Dec 2017
Gurkha veteran Baljit Rai

89-year-old Gurkha veteran Baljit Rai lives with his wife Dhani Maya and son Bibadhan in the small village of Bhudrung,…

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Challenge
Salisbury
Salisbury Half Marathon

This year’s Salisbury Half Marathon  will take place on 7 October, setting off from Salisbury Fire Station at 10:30am.  …

Starts 07 Oct View challenge

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