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
26 Feb 2020
A home for the widow who lost everything

Losing everything in the monsoon Last year’s monsoon was deadly. Rain was heavier than usual and landslides forced hundreds out…

The Gurkha Welfare Trust Read
News
20 Feb 2020
Honouring the Band of the Brigade of Gurkhas

On Tuesday 18 February the Head of the British Army welcomed 432 new Gurkha recruits at their attestation parade in…

The Gurkha Welfare Trust Read
Challenges
London
Royal Parks Half Marathon

The stunning 13.1 mile route takes in the capital’s world-famous landmarks on closed roads, and four of London’s eight Royal Parks – Hyde Park, The Green Park, St James’s Park and Kensington Gardens.

Starts 11 Oct View Event

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