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
21 Jan 2022
Win Tea for Two with Dame Joanna Lumley, DBE at The Ritz in London

In just one week, The Gurkha Welfare Trust will launch our annual fundraising raffle for one lucky winner and a…

The Gurkha Welfare Trust Read
News
14 Jan 2022
News from our latest Medical Camp

We held another specialist outreach camp at Solukhumbu District Hospital at the end of November, treating 457 patients over five…

The Gurkha Welfare Trust Read
Challenges
London
London Marathon 2022

Take on the challenge – run the iconic London Marathon in 2022! Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to…

Starts 02 Oct View Event

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