The Gurkha Welfare Trust
Gurkhas are the fighting men of Nepal. For generations, they have fought with courage and loyalty alongside British soldiers. This tradition of service continues today.
Gurkhas first encountered the British in the Gurkha War of 1814 – 1816 which ended, not just in stalemate, but with an abiding sense of mutual respect between the two sides. The Peace Treaty that ended the war enabled Gurkhas to serve in the East India Company’s army which, in turn, became part of the British Army.