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
10 Oct 2018
Matibahadur Pun: The Nursery Grandfather

Matibahadur Pun served as a Driver in the Gurkhas for nine years. We recently sat down with him to talk about his time in the Gurkhas and his life in Nepal.

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News
05 Oct 2018
Loomes Everest hand-made Gurkha watch to be auctioned

When a team of Gurkha soldiers summited Everest in May 2017 they were wearing British-made watches. One had been made especially for The Gurkha Welfare Trust (GWT).

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Bath
Bath Half Marathon

Whether you’re chasing a personal best or are new to the half-marathon world, the Bath Half Marathon or ‘BATHALF’ is a great day out. One of the most popular half marathons in the UK, there’s a great atmosphere and you’ll get to see beautiful architecture.

Starts 17 Mar View Event

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