G200 – 200th Anniversary of Gurkha Service to the Crown

BOX 5In 2015 Gurkhas will have served in the British Army for 200 years. This is a significant achievement, characterised by excellence and sacrifice, and one that is worthy of celebration.

A series of celebrations are being planned to mark this remarkable milestone, including Guard mounting at Buckingham Palace, the presentation of the Queen’s Truncheon to HM The Queen, Trooping of the Queen’s Truncheon to the Gurkha Statue and Guard of Honour and Memorial Service at the Gurkha Statue in June 2015

As the leading Gurkha charity, The Gurkha Welfare Trust is the main beneficiary of Gurkha 200.  It will be organising a number of special events. These will include a Beating Retreat, Cocktail Party and special Dinner, at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, in association with the Brigade of Gurkhas in June 2015 to mark the occasion.  Local Branches will also be organising events throughout the country.  For more information on The Gurkha Welfare Trust and its Gurkha 200 events, please email executiveassistant@gwt.org.uk

G200 FOE

To view the planned G200 events click the link: G200 FoE as of 22 Sep 15

For further information about Gurkha 200 please see the dedicated website for Gurkha 200.

G200 Sitrep

G200 Sitrep 3 as at November 2014 – This outlines the latest aims and objectives for G200 and highlights some of the key events that are currently being planned.

Previous sitreps:

G200 Sitrep 2 as at June 2014

G200_Sitrep 1 as at January 2014

The G200 Committee will produce further SITREPS when required to keep all members updated on the G200 celebrations.

G200 Pageant Sponsorship

Please see here for details on why and how you should sponsor the G200 Pageant and be a part of the biggest event of the Gurkha 200 calendar. G200 Sponsorship Proposal – Our Duty of Care. PLEASE NOTE! – The Date of the Pageant noted on page 9 of this leaflet under the Gurkha 200 Pageant and Dinner section is incorrect and should read 9 June 2015.  A revised PDF will be available soon.

Everest expedition

The Brigade of Gurkhas will also attempt to summit Mount Everest in 2015 to celebrate this milestone. To follow the expedition click the link  Gurkhas on Everest

The G200 Committee believe that it would be advantageous to engage those celebrities with a connection to Gurkhas in the celebrations of G200.  If you know of any celebrity or influential person who could be engaged to assist in raising awareness etc for G200, or have any questions concerning G200, could you please refer them to the G200 Secretary, Major (Retd) B McKay MBE on 01276 412624 or by e-mail bruce.mckay100@mod.uk. 


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