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
17 Dec 2018
From the jungles of Borneo to the hills of Nepal

After being a soldier for so long, adjusting to a life of subsistence farming back in Nepal was a shock to the system for Thambahadur.

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News
14 Dec 2018
New winter clothes for our pensioners

Gurkha veterans and widows were delighted to receive brand new colourful coats to keep them warm this winter

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Challenges, Events
Horndean
Trailwalker UK

Organised in partnership with Oxfam, Trailwalker is the ultimate in long-distance challenges. Teams of four will take on an unforgettable 100km journey.

20-22 Sep View Event

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