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
09 Nov 2018
Trailwalker 2019 – Your adventure starts here

Trek 100km across the South Downs in under 30 hours and help end poverty with every step. Organised with the…

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News
06 Nov 2018
Loomes Everest hand-made Gurkha watch

When a team of Gurkha soldiers summited Everest in May 2017 they were wearing British-made watches. One had been made especially for The Gurkha Welfare Trust (GWT).

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Trailwalker UK

Organised in partnership with Oxfam, Trailwalker is the ultimate in long-distance challenges. Teams of four will take on an unforgettable 100km journey.

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