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15th August 2019

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.

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22nd May 2019

Our guide to British Army Medals

Here are just some of the medals awarded to Gurkhas – many of which our veterans still proudly own today.…

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17th May 2019

It’s no longer just money that our pensioners need

Sargeant Buddhi Bal Gurung served with the Gurkhas for 11 years from 1941. Our teams visit him often to pay…

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16th April 2019

50 years in Nepal: Our original appeal

50 years ago our founders set themselves the target of raising £1 million Below is our original appeal literature, with…

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21st February 2019

Be inspired: 5 inspirational quotes from the Gurkhas

Inspired by their indomitable spirit, we’ve compiled some words of positivity and hope from Gurkha veterans and widows we care for in Nepal.

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1st February 2019

World War Two soldier’s hearing loss & his widow’s secret

During World War Two, Gurkha soldier Lalsing Ghale lost his hearing. He was discharged from the Army on medical grounds. But should he have been?

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21st January 2019

Help us harness the rain for brave veterans

When Gurkha veteran Rifleman Hauda Thapa returned from the army to Nepal back in 1946 he struggled to get by…

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19th October 2018

Our debt of honour to the Gurkhas

Hari Bahadur Chhetri joined the Gurkhas in the midst of World War Two. As he’s grown older, life has become hard for the veteran.

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10th October 2018

Matibahadur Pun: The Nursery Grandfather

Matibahadur Pun served as a Driver in the Gurkhas for nine years. We recently sat down with him to talk about his time in the Gurkhas and his life in Nepal.

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15th August 2018

Neighbours by chance, friends by choice

We visit Gurkha veteran Agambahadur often to make sure he’s looked after financially and medically, however, there’s someone else by his side who cares for him too…

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