The Gurkhas of Nepal

Soldiers from Nepal have been part of the British Army for over 200 years.

Following the partition of India in 1947, an agreement between Nepal, India and Britain meant four Gurkha regiments from the Indian army were transferred to the British Army, eventually becoming the Gurkha Brigade. Since then, the Gurkhas have loyally fought for the British all over the world, receiving 13 Victoria Crosses between them.

All is well explained here (a BBC website called “Who are the Gurkhas”), and at length on Wiki here.

There is a memorial to the Gurkhas in Horse Guards Avenue, off Whitehall.  See on google streetview here.  

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And we should remember that on 25 April 2015 there was a huge earthquake in Nepal. 9,000 people lost their lives.  Up to 500,000 people were affected,  as explained here.

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