A total of 30 families from HQ British Gurkhas Nepal have been repatriated from Nepal to the Services Cotswold Centre in Corsham following the earthquake that hit Nepal on 25 April 2015. The families began arriving UK on 18/19 May as a precautionary measure due to major structural damages to the local Married Quarters/Hirings caused by the earthquake. They are expected to return back to Nepal when the housing situation improves. WO2 Surya Gurung GSPS (RAOWO) is on site to assist with routine administration as well as to reinforce the rear-link back to Nepal
In terms of Real Life Support, they have been received and looked after very well by the team at the Services Cotswold Centre. The on-site Primary School is a valuable asset, with the children getting straight back into a routine the day after their arrival in the country. In addition to the AWS Community support, DCOS Brigade of Gurkhas visited the families on 27 May to scope any additional welfare support that HQ Brigade of Gurkha might be able offer to help them settle-in at the Services Cotswold Centre.