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
11 Jun 2019
One Gurkha’s struggle to settle in the UK in retirement

Former Queen’s Gurkha Engineer Ghanshyam Rai served in Malaya and Brunei in the late 50s and early 60s. Unfortunately he…

The Gurkha Welfare Trust Read
News
10 Jun 2019
Chairman and staff named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list

We are delighted that our Chairman and a member of our team here in the UK have been recognised in…

The Gurkha Welfare Trust Read
Events
Hilperton, Wiltshire
Wiltshire Gurkha Curry Lunch

Enjoy an excellent Nepali curry in Wiltshire whilst raising money for Gurkha veterans, their families and communities. Lunch takes place at Lion…

Starts 17 Nov View Event

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