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.
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.
Celebrating 50 years – parties in Nepal
Each of our 21 Area Welfare Centres across the country celebrated with a party – take a look at our gallery see how they got on.
Raising money online
We rely on donations to support our vital work with Gurkha veterans and widows in Nepal. If you’re fundraising for us, here’s how you can set up a JustGiving page for yourself or your team. We also show you how you can set up a Fundraiser on Facebook.
Getting clean water to the hills of Nepal in 10 steps
Getting clean water directly to communities in Nepal is difficult. We break down the 10 steps that we take to build and maintain access to clean water.
One Gurkha’s struggle to settle in the UK in retirement
Former Queen’s Gurkha Engineer Ghanshyam Rai served in Malaya and Brunei in the late 50s and early 60s. Unfortunately he…
Chairman and staff named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list
We are delighted that our Chairman and a member of our team here in the UK have been recognised in…
The founding of The Gurkha Welfare Trust
In the late 1960s a great number of Gurkha soldiers and their dependants or widows in Nepal faced destitution in…
From jungle warfare to a peaceful village life
Rifleman Bhim Prasad Rai proudly served with the 6th Gurkha Rifles between December 1944 and January 1947. “I went to…
Celebrating 25 years of The Royal Gurkha Rifles
The regiment, who are celebrating 25 years, was formed as the sole Gurkha infantry regiment of the British Army following the consolidation of the four separate Gurkha regiments in 1994.