Soldiers serving in Iraq fundraise for the Gurkhas
British soldiers currently deployed in Iraq have set themselves the tallest challenge to raise money for The Gurkha Welfare Trust.
Currently deployed as part of the Combined Joint Taskforce Inherent Resolve, the soldiers are taking part in our Climb Everest from Home Challenge – only they’ll be tackling the 8,848 meter ascent from their base in Baghdad.
Led by Major General Gerald Strickland, the team of four hope to make the summit within 30 days, during which they will have had to climb the 144 steps almost 350 times.
In pledging his support for the Trust, General Strickland commented:
“These men who by their courage and endurance, have made a magnificent contribution, past and present, to our freedom today. We owe them a great debt for their loyal and devoted service in numerous campaigns over many years.”
Meet the team
General Strickland, Colonel of the Royal Gurkha Rifles and Trustee of The Gurkha Welfare Trust
Captain Auston Marineau, US Army, ADC to General Strickland
Captain Nicolas Clark-Majerus, Honourable Artillery Company, HQ British Forces
Captain Nathan Allan, Coldstream Guards, OC UK National Support Element
And help encourage them on their way to the summit via their JustGiving page.