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
15 Oct 2019
In photos: Global Handwashing Day

October 15 is Global Handwashing Day, an international advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of…

Adam Bentham Read
News
09 Oct 2019
Once a Gurkha always a Gurkha – Rob’s epic cycle across Nepal

There are challenges, and then there are Gurkha challenges. Former Gurkha Officer and dedicated Trust supporter Rob Abernethy has invoked the…

The Gurkha Welfare Trust Read
Challenges
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Brighton Marathon

Take on one of Britain’s most scenic marathons! Supported by Brighton’s buzzing atmosphere, this 26.2 mile course runs along the…

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