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
13 Jul 2018
A snapshot of a Gurkha widow’s life in the hills

Dhanadevi lives in an incredibly remote village in the foothills of the Himalayas. Her home is hundreds of miles away from any other pensioner that we look after.

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News
12 Jul 2018
Winner of day’s shooting at Kilverstone Hall Estate drawn

Many congratulations to Mr Adrian Lower who won a day’s game shooting at Kilverstone Hall Estate, Norfolk for nine guns.

The Gurkha Welfare Trust Read
Challenges
Salisbury
Salisbury Half Marathon

We are delighted to confirm that the Salisbury Half Marathon will return on 7 October 2018. The flat and fast course…

Starts 07 Oct View Event

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