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 Aug 2019
History of the famous Gurkhas: a timeline

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.

To this day, they remain renowned for their loyalty, professionalism and bravery.

Read the history of the famous Gurkhas in our timeline.

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News
13 Aug 2019
The Last Overland – a Land Rover from Singapore to London

We are proud to be one of the nominated charities for the Last Overland expedition beginning later this month.

The Oxford & Cambridge Far Eastern Expedition – The First Overland – made history in 1955 by being the first to drive from London to Singapore. That young team inspired generations of adventurers through their extraordinary endeavour, showing many remote corners of the world on film for the first time.

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Events
Hilperton, Wiltshire
Wiltshire Gurkha Curry Lunch

Enjoy an excellent Nepali curry in Wiltshire whilst raising money for Gurkha veterans, their families and communities. Lunch takes place at Lion…

Starts 17 Nov View Event

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