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
20 May 2020
Trailwalker 2020 has been cancelled

It is with deep regret that as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Trailwalker 2020 has been cancelled. This decision has been made by all event partners: Oxfam Great Britain, The Gurkha Welfare Trust and the Queen’s Gurkha Signals.

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News
18 May 2020
How to make your own Malas (flower garlands)

  Across Nepal, garlands, or Malas, are handmade using in-season flowers. The vibrant and easy growing nature of the marigold…

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Challenges
London
Royal Parks Half Marathon

The stunning 13.1 mile route takes in the capital’s world-famous landmarks on closed roads, and four of London’s eight Royal Parks – Hyde Park, The Green Park, St James’s Park and Kensington Gardens.

Starts 11 Oct View Event

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