London: A Royal Turnout for the Gurkhas

a little older post but very relevant


For the past 200 years, Gurkhas have served with British forces in every major conflict, most notably in the two World Wars where they suffered over 40,000 casualties, gaining repute for their courage and loyalty. Nepalese Gurkha soldiers have accumulated 13 Victoria Crosses for their acts of supreme valour. On return from his tour in Afghanistan, where he served alongside The Royal Gurkha Rifles, HRH Prince Harry said that there was “no safer place” than by the side of a Gurkha.

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2015 marks the bicentenary of loyal Gurkha service to the British Crown. In honour of these renowned soldiers and their rich history in the British Army, various commemorative events will be held throughout the year. All funds raised will go to The Gurkha Welfare Trust’s work providing vital support to impoverished ex-Gurkhas, their dependants and communities.

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On Tuesday, The Royal Hospital Chelsea…

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