The Brigade of Gurkhas and the Gurkha Welfare Trust launched Gurkha 200 to the national media at the Army and Navy Club today.
17 members of the press and tv news, including major national broadcasters and broadsheets, saw the presentation of five unseen Gurkha VCs, courtesy of the Gurkha Museum in Winchester.
The event started with an introductory remark by the Commandant of the Brigade of Gurkhas, General Sir Peter Wall GCB CBE followed by a brief history and the current state on the Brigade and various G200 events presented by eminent historian Gordon Corrigan MBE and the Colonel of the Brigade of Gurkhas, James Robinson. The Director of the Gurkha Welfare Trust, William Shuttlewood OBE, gave a brief update about the GWT’s bi-centenary appeal which was followed by a quick Q&A from various medias before the end of the meeting.
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