Our Patrons and Trustees 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 DLField Marshal Sir John Chapple GCB CBE DLJoanna Lumley OBE Our Trustees Lieutenant General Nick Pope CBE (Chairman)J J Brade Esq MBED P Clifford Esq MVOBrigadier J J Cole OBEF Dufficy EsqMajor General A S J FayMajor K Gurung MVO MBEColonel D G Hayes CBED J Hitchcock Esq OBEBrigadier G E RatcliffeColonel J G RobinsonBrigadier G M Strickland DSO MBEMs C TurnerMajor 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.