A message from General Sir Peter Wall GCB CBE DL, Colonel Commandant of the Brigade of Gurkhas

On behalf of the Gurkha family everywhere please accept our deepest condolences for the tragic consequences of this terrible earthquake and its ongoing aftershocks.

We have seen the immense damage in Kathmandu on our television screens, but we can only imagine the impact in the hills, on our retired Gurkha community, and on dependants of the serving Brigade.

I know that British Gurkhas Nepal, Gurkha Welfare Scheme and Headquarters Brigade of Gurkhas will be doing everything possible to cope with the immediate emergency, to comprehend the extent of the damage to peoples’ lives, and to keep us all informed.

We in the Brigade and in The Gurkha Welfare Trust stand ready to do whatever we need to once the situation becomes clearer.

Meanwhile the people of Nepal are in the forefront of our thoughts and prayers.

General Sir Peter Wall
Colonel Commandant

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Please click here to see the Nepalese (Nagri version) of the same message.