Our Patron

The Gurkha Welfare Trust is under the patronage of HRH the Prince of Wales KG KT GCB OM AK QSO PC ADC.

The Prince of Wales has been Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Gurkha Rifles since 1994 and was Colonel-in-Chief of the 2nd King Edward VII's Own Gurkha Rifles from 1977 to 1994. He has visited the Brigade on numerous occasions.

In 2015, the Prince attended our spectacular Pageant in honour of 200 years of loyal Gurkha service.

Our Vice Patrons

We have three Vice Patrons:

Field Marshal the Lord Bramall of Bushfield KG GCB OBE MC JP DL
Field Marshal Sir John Chapple GCB CBE DL
Joanna Lumley OBE

Our Trustees

Lieutenant General Nick Pope CBE (Chairman)
J J Brade Esq MBE
D P Clifford Esq MVO
Brigadier J J Cole OBE
F Dufficy Esq
Major General A S J Fay
Major K Gurung MVO MBE
Colonel D G Hayes CBE
D J Hitchcock Esq OBE
Dr J Keeling
Colonel J G Robinson
Brigadier G M Strickland DSO MBE
Ms C Turner
Major General R Wardlaw OBE

The Trust at a glance

A brief summary of what we do and our plans for the coming years.

Take a look at an infographic covering the Trust's work in 2015-16.