UK Gurkhas

Bravest of Allies: The Gurkhas' Longest Fight

Rebecca Novick | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK Politics
Rebecca Novick

"Never has the trust that was then placed in the Gurkha soldier ever been in doubt. Alongside his British comrade in arms he has fought in many parts ...

'Fiercely Loyal, Calm, Caring'

PA | Posted 31.10.2012 | UK

Two British soldiers shot dead by a man wearing Afghan police uniform were named today as Lieutenant Edward Drummond-Baxter and Lance Corporal Siddhan...

Two Gurkhas Shot Dead In Afghanistan

PA | Posted 30.10.2012 | UK

Two Gurkhas have been killed in Afghanistan by a man wearing an Afghan police uniform, in what appears to be the latest "green-on-blue" attack on Brit...

Chris Wimpress

PHOTOS: Hundreds March On Parliament Demanding Rights For Gurkhas | Chris Wimpress | Posted 24.04.2012 | UK Politics

Hundreds of demonstrators demanding equal citizenship and pensions rights for former Gurkhas have descended on Westminster, amassing outside the Minis...

MP Outraged Over Veteran Gurkhas 'Taking Up Park Benches'

Posted 27.03.2012 | UK Politics

A Conservative defence minister has said the "disgraceful" campaign by Joanna Lumley on behalf of the Gurkhas has led to some of his Aldershot constit...

The British Army Needs More Gurkhas

Endeavour Press | Posted 08.05.2012 | UK Politics
Endeavour Press

There should be more Gurkhas in the British Army, not less.

University Launches Scholarship For Gurkhas

PA | Posted 30.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A new scholarship has been set up by a university for former and serving locally-based Gurkha soldiers who have been wounded in action. The Univers...

Person Of The Week: Joanna Lumley

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Joanna Lumley is best-known as Bollinger-quaffing, chain-smoking fashionista Patsy Stone in the hit BBC comedy, Absolutely Fabulous. Off set howev...

Tributes To Gurkha Gajbahadur Gurung, Killed In Afghsnistan

PA | Posted 29.01.2012 | UK

Comrades of a Gurkha who was shot dead in Afghanistan have described him as a "born leader of men". Lance Corporal Gajbahadur Gurung from the 1st B...

Gurkha Shot Dead In Afghanistan Was 'Born Leader Of Men'

PA | Posted 29.03.2012 | UK

Comrades of a Gurkha who was shot dead in Afghanistan have described him as a "born leader of men". Lance Corporal Gajbahadur Gurung from the 1st B...

Gurkhas Hit Hard By Armed Forces Cuts

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 17.01.2012 | UK

More than 4,000 members of the armed forces, including 400 Ghurkas, are to lose their jobs in the latest wave of cuts, the Ministry of Defence has con...

'Bearing The Brunt': Will Gurkhas Be Hit Hardest By Next Week's Defence Cuts?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.01.2012 | UK Politics

The government's "shoddy" treatment of Gurkhas was criticised by Labour on Friday, as reports suggested they will be hit by the latest defence cuts. ...

Gurkhas Deployed To Protect Rail Network From Metal Thieves

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.01.2012 | UK

Former Gurkhas have been deployed to patrol Britain's railway network to prevent the theft cables and metal from the lines, it has been reported. I...

Gurkhas Most Economically-Active Social Group in Britain, Study Finds

PA | Posted 11.12.2011 | UK

A study on Gurkha resettlement in the UK has revealed that Gurkhas of working age are the most economically active and self-reliant social group in Br...

Gurkhas And RAF In Firing Line As MoD Makes Cuts

PA | Posted 31.10.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Nearly 150 Gurkhas are to learn that they are being forced out of the Army under the first wave of sweeping cuts to the UK's mili...