The Gurkha Brigade Association represents all the Regimental Associations of Britain’s Brigade of Gurkhas. Veterans and serving, and all ranks, anyone who has served with the Brigade of Gurkhas is a member. Our role is to foster comradeship and welfare, to preserve the heritage and history of the Brigade of Gurkhas and to sponsor and support Association or Brigade events. We work very closely with Headquarters the Brigade of Gurkhas, the Gurkha Welfare Trust and the Gurkha Museum, for the benefit of our soldiers and ex-servicemen. We provide information on relevant news and events, in UK and abroad, as well as help and advice for those starting a second career outside the Brigade
Gurkhas across the world have been getting involved with ANZAC day, commemorating members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps who died in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations and the contribution and suffering of all those who have served. Gurkhas have special affinity with the day, especially since the Gallipoli Campaign in 1915 where the they fought valiantly.
Like in previous years, BGN (British Gurkhas Nepal) received an invitation letter from HE Glenn White (Australian Ambassador to Nepal) to participate in the ANZAC day to be held on 25 April 2014. Hence, Col S P F Harris OBE (Comd BGN) and a group of serving member’s, including a piper from BGN participated in ANZAC day commemoration at Australian Embassy, Nepal representing the Brigade of Gurkhas on 25 April 2014.
Elsewhere the British and Australian Embassies in Manila invited Pipers from 1 RGR to celebrate an annual event, Queen Birthday Party Celebration and ANZAC Day in the capital city of the Philippines.
The Australian and New Zealand embassies had hosted the 99th ANZAC Day dawn service commemoration in Manila. A parade was held on the same day at the Tomb of an Unknown Soldier (Libingan ng maga Bayani) in Fort Bonifacio,Taguig City.