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
24 Jun 2022
An Everest adventure in aid of Gurkha veterans

Setting off to climb Everest Basecamp is a massive feat – made all the more impressive when the adventure is…

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News
20 Jun 2022
How to make your own Malas (flower garlands)

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

The Gurkha Welfare Trust Read
Challenges
Llangurig
Race to the Sea – the “Ystwyth Way”

Following the success of the long-established Sabrina Walk, the Race to the Sea along Ystwyth Way launched in 2018 and…

Starts 29 Oct View Event

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