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NATO-SABER STRIKE/
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June 11, 2015
British Ghurkas attend the multinational NATO exercise Saber Strike in Adazi, Latvia, June 11, 2015....
ADAZI, Latvia
British Ghurkas attend the multinational NATO exercise Saber Strike in Adazi
British Ghurkas attend the multinational NATO exercise Saber Strike in Adazi, Latvia, June 11, 2015. The annual training this year involves more than 6,000 troops from 13 NATO countries and covers the territories of Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania and Poland. Soldiers from Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, the United Kingdom and the United States have been taking part in the 2015 edition of the exercise, which has been held annually since 2010. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins
BRITAIN-ROYALS/GURKHAS
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June 10, 2015
Serving Gurkha soldiers take part in a parade during the Gurkha 200 Pageant at the Royal Hospital Chelsea...
London, United Kingdom
Serving Gurkha soldiers take part in a parade during the Gurkha 200 Pageant at the Royal Hospital Chelsea...
Serving Gurkha soldiers take part in a parade during the Gurkha 200 Pageant at the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London June 9, 2015. REUTERS/Richard Pohle/Pool
BRITAIN-MILITARY/
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June 09, 2015
Britain's Prince Charles talks to a group of soldiers from the Brigade of Gurkhas at a reception prior...
London, United Kingdom
Britain's Prince Charles talks to a group of soldiers from the Brigade of Gurkhas at a reception prior...
Britain's Prince Charles talks to a group of soldiers from the Brigade of Gurkhas at a reception prior to a pageant to celebrate 200 years of Gurkha service to the British Crown in London, June 9, 2015. The pageant is part of bicentenary celebrations marking 200 years of service by the Gurkhas to the British crown and armed forces. REUTERS/Alastair Grant/Pool
BRITAIN-MILITARY/
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June 09, 2015
Britain's Queen Elizabeth talks to Gurkha soldiers as she attends the Gurkha 200 Pageant at the Royal...
London, United Kingdom
Britain's Queen Elizabeth talks to Gurkha soldiers as she attends the Gurkha 200 Pageant at the Royal...
Britain's Queen Elizabeth talks to Gurkha soldiers as she attends the Gurkha 200 Pageant at the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London, June 9, 2015. The pageant is part of bicentenary celebrations marking 200 years of service by the Gurkhas to the British crown and armed forces. REUTERS/Richard Pohle/Pool
BRITAIN-MILITARY/
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June 09, 2015
Britain's Prince Harry talks to a group of soldiers from the Brigade of Gurkhas at a reception prior...
London, United Kingdom
Britain's Prince Harry talks to a group of soldiers from the Brigade of Gurkhas at a reception prior...
Britain's Prince Harry talks to a group of soldiers from the Brigade of Gurkhas at a reception prior to a pageant to celebrate 200 years of Gurkha service to the British Crown in London, June 9, 2015. REUTERS/Alastair Grant/Pool
BRITAIN-MILITARY/
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June 09, 2015
Britain's Prince Harry talks to a group of soldiers from the Brigade of Gurkhas at a reception prior...
London, United Kingdom
Britain's Prince Harry talks to a group of soldiers from the Brigade of Gurkhas at a reception prior...
Britain's Prince Harry talks to a group of soldiers from the Brigade of Gurkhas at a reception prior to a pageant to celebrate 200 years of Gurkha service to the British Crown in London, June 9, 2015. REUTERS/Alastair Grant/Pool
BRITAIN-MILITARY/
RTX1FUTI
June 09, 2015
Britain's Prince Harry talks to a group of soldiers from the Brigade of Gurkhas at a reception prior...
London, United Kingdom
Britain's Prince Harry talks to a group of soldiers from the Brigade of Gurkhas at a reception prior...
Britain's Prince Harry talks to a group of soldiers from the Brigade of Gurkhas at a reception prior to a pageant to celebrate 200 years of Gurkha service to the British Crown in London, June 9, 2015. REUTERS/Alastair Grant/Pool
BRITAIN-MILITARY/
RTX1FUSC
June 09, 2015
Britain's Prince Philip brandishes a Gurkha kukri knife as Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah (L) looks...
London, United Kingdom
Britain's Prince Philip brandishes a Gurkha kukri knife as Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah looks on...
Britain's Prince Philip brandishes a Gurkha kukri knife as Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah (L) looks on during a visit to the Gurkha 200 Pageant held to mark 200 years of Gurkha service to the British crown, in London June 9, 2015. This knife is used in battle by Gurkha soldiers. REUTERS/Richard Pohle/Pool
BRITAIN-MILITARY/
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June 09, 2015
Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah look at a helmet worn by a Gurkha soldier...
London, United Kingdom
Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah (R) look at a helmet worn by a Gurkha...
Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah look at a helmet worn by a Gurkha soldier Corporal Tuljung Gurung in Afghanistan, which is shot through by a sniper's bullet, during a pageant to mark 200 years of service by the Gurkhas to the British crown, in London June 9, 2015. Gurung survived and fought off the Taliban attackers with his Kukri knife. REUTERS/Richard Pohle/Pool
ASIA-SECURITY/
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May 29, 2015
A Gurkha soldier stands guard outside the venue of the International Institute for Strategic Studies'...
Singapore, Singapore
A Gurkha soldier stands guard outside the venue of the IISS's Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore
A Gurkha soldier stands guard outside the venue of the International Institute for Strategic Studies' (IISS) Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore May 29, 2015. REUTERS/Edgar Su
BRITAIN-ENTERTAINMENT/
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November 26, 2014
Actor Damian Lewis (C) holds his Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) medal, standing with...
London, United Kingdom
Actor Damian Lewis holds his Officer of the Order of the British Empire medal, standing with Gurkha...
Actor Damian Lewis (C) holds his Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) medal, standing with Gurkha soldiers, as he poses for a photograph shot by his wife Helen McCrory, following an Investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace in central London November 26, 2014. REUTERS/Anthony Devlin/Pool (BRITAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY)
BRITAIN-FLOODS/
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February 15, 2014
British Prime Minister David Cameron meets soldiers from the 2nd battallion Royal Gurkha Rifles, at a...
London, United Kingdom
British Prime Minister David Cameron meets soldiers from the 2nd battallion Royal Gurkha Rifles, at a...
British Prime Minister David Cameron meets soldiers from the 2nd battallion Royal Gurkha Rifles, at a military command centre in Chertsey, southern England, February 15, 2014. REUTERS/Paul Hackett (BRITAIN - Tags: DISASTER SOCIETY MILITARY ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
BRITAIN-FLOODS/
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February 15, 2014
Soldiers from the 2nd battallion Royal Gurkha Rifles bag sandbags at a military command centre in Chertsey,...
London, United Kingdom
Soldiers from the 2nd battallion Royal Gurkha Rifles bag sandbags at a military command centre in Chertsey...
Soldiers from the 2nd battallion Royal Gurkha Rifles bag sandbags at a military command centre in Chertsey, southern England, February 15, 2014. REUTERS/Paul Hackett (BRITAIN - Tags: DISASTER SOCIETY MILITARY ENVIRONMENT)
Society
Society
Gurkhas - a Lost Generation - 08 Nov 2013
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BRITAIN-GURKHAS/
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November 08, 2013
Retired Captain Birbahadur Thapa, a retired Gurkha solider, gestures in a sitting room in Aldershot in...
Aldershot, United Kingdom
Thapa, a retired Gurkha solider, gestures in a sitting room in Aldershot
Retired Captain Birbahadur Thapa, a retired Gurkha solider, gestures in a sitting room in Aldershot in southern England October 29, 2013. An estimated 10,000 ex-Gurkha heads of family live in Britain, having come here after serving in the famous brigade that since 1815 has fought in numerous conflicts, from Gallipoli to Malaya to the current war in Afghanistan. But though they have been part of the British army, many older ex-Gurkhas do not speak good English and find navigating life in the country a challenge. The veterans' situation has helped fuel protests by a group of ex-Gurkhas, their families and supporters, who are calling for improvements to their pensions and other benefits. After a series of 24-hour fasts by demonstrators, protest organiser Gyanraj Rai on November 7, 2013 began an all-out hunger strike to push for their demands, which start with equal pension payments for Gurkha soldiers compared to their counterparts in other parts of the British army. To match Story BRITAIN-GURKHAS/ Picture taken October 29, 2013. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY MILITARY IMMIGRATION)
BRITAIN-GURKHAS/
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November 08, 2013
Bhim Prashad Gurung, who served in the Gurkha regiment of the British army, and his wife Kamalawoti Gurung...
GURUNG, Nepal
Gurung, who served in the Gurkha regiment of the British army, and his wife row a boat on Phewa Lake...
Bhim Prashad Gurung, who served in the Gurkha regiment of the British army, and his wife Kamalawoti Gurung row a boat on Phewa Lake in front of their house in Pokhara valley, west of Kathmandu October 29, 2013. An estimated 10,000 ex-Gurkha heads of family live in Britain, having come here after serving in the famous brigade that since 1815 has fought in numerous conflicts, from Gallipoli to Malaya to the current war in Afghanistan. But though they have been part of the British army, many older ex-Gurkhas do not speak good English and find navigating life in the country a challenge. After a series of 24-hour fasts by demonstrators, protest organiser Gyanraj Rai on November 7, 2013 began an all-out hunger strike to push for their demands, which start with equal pension payments for Gurkha soldiers compared to their counterparts in other parts of the British army. Gurkha protesters say that current pensions do not stretch far enough in Nepal, but William Shuttlewood, director of the GurkhaWelfare Trust charity contends that they can provide a "very good standard of living" there. Gurung disagrees. He receives a pension of around £350 a month, which he says would not be enough without extra income that he makes from a rice field. To match Story BRITAIN-GURKHAS/ Picture taken October 29, 2013. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: SOCIETY MILITARY IMMIGRATION ENVIRONMENT)
BRITAIN-GURKHAS/
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November 08, 2013
Bhim Prashad Gurung, who served in the Gurkha regiment of the British army, tells a joke as his wife...
GURUNG, Nepal
Gurung, who served in the Gurkha regiment of the British army, tells a joke as his wife enters the room...
Bhim Prashad Gurung, who served in the Gurkha regiment of the British army, tells a joke as his wife Kamalawoti Gurung enters the room at home in Gurung Village in Pokhara valley, west of Kathmandu October 29, 2013. An estimated 10,000 ex-Gurkha heads of family live in Britain, having come here after serving in the famous brigade that since 1815 has fought in numerous conflicts, from Gallipoli to Malaya to the current war in Afghanistan. But though they have been part of the British army, many older ex-Gurkhas do not speak good English and find navigating life in the country a challenge. After a series of 24-hour fasts by demonstrators, protest organiser Gyanraj Rai on November 7, 2013 began an all-out hunger strike to push for their demands, which start with equal pension payments for Gurkha soldiers compared to their counterparts in other parts of the British army. Gurkha protesters say that current pensions do not stretch far enough in Nepal, but William Shuttlewood, director of the GurkhaWelfare Trust charity contends that they can provide a "very good standard of living" there. Gurung disagrees. He receives a pension of around £350 a month, which he says would not be enough without extra income that he makes from a rice field. To match Story BRITAIN-GURKHAS/ Picture taken October 29, 2013. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: SOCIETY MILITARY IMMIGRATION)
BRITAIN-GURKHAS/
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November 08, 2013
Bhim Prashad Gurung, who served in the Gurkha regiment of the British army, points to a photograph of...
GURUNG, Nepal
Gurung, who served in the Gurkha regiment of the British army, points to a photograph of himself as a...
Bhim Prashad Gurung, who served in the Gurkha regiment of the British army, points to a photograph of himself as a young soldier, as he sits at home in Gurung Village in Pokhara valley, west of Kathmandu October 29, 2013. An estimated 10,000 ex-Gurkha heads of family live in Britain, having come here after serving in the famous brigade that since 1815 has fought in numerous conflicts, from Gallipoli to Malaya to the current war in Afghanistan. But though they have been part of the British army, many older ex-Gurkhas do not speak good English and find navigating life in the country a challenge. After a series of 24-hour fasts by demonstrators, protest organiser Gyanraj Rai on November 7, 2013 began an all-out hunger strike to push for their demands, which start with equal pension payments for Gurkha soldiers compared to their counterparts in other parts of the British army. Gurkha protesters say that current pensions do not stretch far enough in Nepal, but William Shuttlewood, director of the GurkhaWelfare Trust charity contends that they can provide a "very good standard of living" there. Gurung disagrees. He receives a pension of around £350 a month, which he says would not be enough without extra income that he makes from a rice field. To match Story BRITAIN-GURKHAS/ Picture taken October 29, 2013. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: SOCIETY MILITARY IMMIGRATION)
BRITAIN-GURKHAS/
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November 08, 2013
Hari Thupa, 71, a retired Gurkha Captain, poses with a photograph of himself as a young soldier as he...
Aldershot, United Kingdom
Thupa, a retired Gurkha Captain, poses with a photograph of himself as a young soldier as he sits in...
Hari Thupa, 71, a retired Gurkha Captain, poses with a photograph of himself as a young soldier as he sits in his sitting room in Aldershot in southern England October 29, 2013. An estimated 10,000 ex-Gurkha heads of family live in Britain, having come here after serving in the famous brigade that since 1815 has fought in numerous conflicts, from Gallipoli to Malaya to the current war in Afghanistan. But though they have been part of the British army, many older ex-Gurkhas do not speak good English and find navigating life in the country a challenge. The veterans' situation has helped fuel protests by a group of ex-Gurkhas, their families and supporters, who are calling for improvements to their pensions and other benefits. After a series of 24-hour fasts by demonstrators, protest organiser Gyanraj Rai on November 7, 2013 began an all-out hunger strike to push for their demands, which start with equal pension payments for Gurkha soldiers compared to their counterparts in other parts of the British army. To match Story BRITAIN-GURKHAS/ Picture taken October 29, 2013. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY MILITARY IMMIGRATION)
BRITAIN-GURKHAS/
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November 08, 2013
Family of retired Gurkha soldiers stand in protest during a demonstration outside the Palace of Westminster...
London, United Kingdom
Family of retired Gurkha soldiers stand in protest during a demonstration outside the Palace of Westminster...
Family of retired Gurkha soldiers stand in protest during a demonstration outside the Palace of Westminster in London October 25, 2013. An estimated 10,000 ex-Gurkha heads of family live in Britain, having come here after serving in the famous brigade that since 1815 has fought in numerous conflicts, from Gallipoli to Malaya to the current war in Afghanistan. But though they have been part of the British army, many older ex-Gurkhas do not speak good English and find navigating life in the country a challenge. The veterans' situation has helped fuel protests by a group of ex-Gurkhas, their families and supporters, who are calling for improvements to their pensions and other benefits. After a series of 24-hour fasts by demonstrators, protest organiser Gyanraj Rai on November 7, 2013 began an all-out hunger strike to push for their demands, which start with equal pension payments for Gurkha soldiers compared to their counterparts in other parts of the British army. To match Story BRITAIN-GURKHAS/ Picture taken October 25, 2013. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY MILITARY IMMIGRATION CIVIL UNREST)
BRITAIN-GURKHAS/
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November 08, 2013
A retired Gurkha soldier sits down during a demonstration outside the Palace of Westminster in London...
London, United Kingdom
A retired Gurkha soldier sits down during a demonstration outside the Palace of Westminster in London...
A retired Gurkha soldier sits down during a demonstration outside the Palace of Westminster in London October 25, 2013. An estimated 10,000 ex-Gurkha heads of family live in Britain, having come here after serving in the famous brigade that since 1815 has fought in numerous conflicts, from Gallipoli to Malaya to the current war in Afghanistan. But though they have been part of the British army, many older ex-Gurkhas do not speak good English and find navigating life in the country a challenge. The veterans' situation has helped fuel protests by a group of ex-Gurkhas, their families and supporters, who are calling for improvements to their pensions and other benefits. After a series of 24-hour fasts by demonstrators, protest organiser Gyanraj Rai on November 7, 2013 began an all-out hunger strike to push for their demands, which start with equal pension payments for Gurkha soldiers compared to their counterparts in other parts of the British army. To match Story BRITAIN-GURKHAS/Picture taken October 25, 2013. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY MILITARY IMMIGRATION CIVIL UNREST)
BRITAIN-GURKHAS/
RTX155B2
November 08, 2013
Retired Gurkha soldiers stand in protest during a demonstration outside the Palace of Westminster in...
London, United Kingdom
Retired Gurkha soldiers stand in protest during a demonstration outside the Palace of Westminster in...
Retired Gurkha soldiers stand in protest during a demonstration outside the Palace of Westminster in London October 25, 2013. An estimated 10,000 ex-Gurkha heads of family live in Britain, having come here after serving in the famous brigade that since 1815 has fought in numerous conflicts, from Gallipoli to Malaya to the current war in Afghanistan. But though they have been part of the British army, many older ex-Gurkhas do not speak good English and find navigating life in the country a challenge. The veterans' situation has helped fuel protests by a group of ex-Gurkhas, their families and supporters, who are calling for improvements to their pensions and other benefits. After a series of 24-hour fasts by demonstrators, protest organiser Gyanraj Rai on November 7, 2013 began an all-out hunger strike to push for their demands, which start with equal pension payments for Gurkha soldiers compared to their counterparts in other parts of the British army. To match Story BRITAIN-GURKHAS/ Picture taken October 25, 2013. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY MILITARY IMMIGRATION CIVIL UNREST)
BRITAIN-GURKHAS/
RTX155AZ
November 08, 2013
Captain Dharma, a retired Gurkha soldier, demonstrates outside the Palace of Westminster in London October...
London, United Kingdom
Captain Dharma, a retired Gurkha soldier, demonstrates outside the Palace of Westminster in London
Captain Dharma, a retired Gurkha soldier, demonstrates outside the Palace of Westminster in London October 25, 2013. An estimated 10,000 ex-Gurkha heads of family live in Britain, having come here after serving in the famous brigade that since 1815 has fought in numerous conflicts, from Gallipoli to Malaya to the current war in Afghanistan. But though they have been part of the British army, many older ex-Gurkhas do not speak good English and find navigating life in the country a challenge. The veterans' situation has helped fuel protests by a group of ex-Gurkhas, their families and supporters, who are calling for improvements to their pensions and other benefits. After a series of 24-hour fasts by demonstrators, protest organiser Gyanraj Rai on November 7, 2013 began an all-out hunger strike to push for their demands, which start with equal pension payments for Gurkha soldiers compared to their counterparts in other parts of the British army. Picture taken October 25, 2013. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY MILITARY IMMIGRATION CIVIL UNREST)
BRITAIN-GURKHAS/
RTX155AY
November 08, 2013
Retired Gurkha soldiers march in protest during a demonstration outside the Palace of Westminster in...
London, United Kingdom
Retired Gurkha soldiers march in protest during a demonstration outside the Palace of Westminster in...
Retired Gurkha soldiers march in protest during a demonstration outside the Palace of Westminster in London October 25, 2013. An estimated 10,000 ex-Gurkha heads of family live in Britain, having come here after serving in the famous brigade that since 1815 has fought in numerous conflicts, from Gallipoli to Malaya to the current war in Afghanistan. But though they have been part of the British army, many older ex-Gurkhas do not speak good English and find navigating life in the country a challenge. The veterans' situation has helped fuel protests by a group of ex-Gurkhas, their families and supporters, who are calling for improvements to their pensions and other benefits. After a series of 24-hour fasts by demonstrators, protest organiser Gyanraj Rai on November 7, 2013 began an all-out hunger strike to push for their demands, which start with equal pension payments for Gurkha soldiers compared to their counterparts in other parts of the British army. Picture taken October 25, 2013. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY MILITARY IMMIGRATION)
BRITAIN-GURKHAS/
RTX155AV
November 08, 2013
Retired Gurkha soldiers march in protest during a demonstration outside the Palace of Westminster in...
London, United Kingdom
Retired Gurkha soldiers march in protest during a demonstration outside the Palace of Westminster in...
Retired Gurkha soldiers march in protest during a demonstration outside the Palace of Westminster in London October 25, 2013. An estimated 10,000 ex-Gurkha heads of family live in Britain, having come here after serving in the famous brigade that since 1815 has fought in numerous conflicts, from Gallipoli to Malaya to the current war in Afghanistan. But though they have been part of the British army, many older ex-Gurkhas do not speak good English and find navigating life in the country a challenge. The veterans' situation has helped fuel protests by a group of ex-Gurkhas, their families and supporters, who are calling for improvements to their pensions and other benefits. After a series of 24-hour fasts by demonstrators, protest organiser Gyanraj Rai on November 7, 2013 began an all-out hunger strike to push for their demands, which start with equal pension payments for Gurkha soldiers compared to their counterparts in other parts of the British army. Picture taken October 25, 2013. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY MILITARY IMMIGRATION CIVIL UNREST)
BRITAIN-GURKHAS/
RTX155AS
November 08, 2013
Tikendra Dal Dewan, a retired Gurkha major and chairman of the British Gurkha Welfare Association, sits...
Aldershot, United Kingdom
Dewan, a retired Gurkha major and chairman of the British Gurkha Welfare Association, sits behind his...
Tikendra Dal Dewan, a retired Gurkha major and chairman of the British Gurkha Welfare Association, sits behind his desk in Aldershot, southern England October 29, 2013. An estimated 10,000 ex-Gurkha heads of family live in Britain, having come here after serving in the famous brigade that since 1815 has fought in numerous conflicts, from Gallipoli to Malaya to the current war in Afghanistan. But though they have been part of the British army, many older ex-Gurkhas do not speak good English and find navigating life in the country a challenge. The veterans' situation has helped fuel protests by a group of ex-Gurkhas, their families and supporters, who are calling for improvements to their pensions and other benefits. After a series of 24-hour fasts by demonstrators, protest organiser Gyanraj Rai on November 7, 2013 began an all-out hunger strike to push for their demands, which start with equal pension payments for Gurkha soldiers compared to their counterparts in other parts of the British army. Picture taken October 29, 2013. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY MILITARY IMMIGRATION)
BRITAIN-GURKHAS/
RTX155AR
November 08, 2013
Nepalese women walk past a 99 pence discount shop on the edge of the town centre in Aldershot in southern...
Aldershot, United Kingdom
Nepalese women walk past a 99 pence discount shop on the edge of the town centre in Aldershot
Nepalese women walk past a 99 pence discount shop on the edge of the town centre in Aldershot in southern England October 29, 2013. An estimated 10,000 ex-Gurkha heads of family live in Britain, having come here after serving in the famous brigade that since 1815 has fought in numerous conflicts, from Gallipoli to Malaya to the current war in Afghanistan. But though they have been part of the British army, many older ex-Gurkhas do not speak good English and find navigating life in the country a challenge. The veterans' situation has helped fuel protests by a group of ex-Gurkhas, their families and supporters, who are calling for improvements to their pensions and other benefits. After a series of 24-hour fasts by demonstrators, protest organiser Gyanraj Rai on November 7, 2013 began an all-out hunger strike to push for their demands, which start with equal pension payments for Gurkha soldiers compared to their counterparts in other parts of the British army. Picture taken October 29, 2013. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY MILITARY IMMIGRATION)
BRITAIN/
RTX14NW4
October 25, 2013
Retired Gurkha soldiers and their family's demonstrate outside the Palace of Westminster in London October...
London, United Kingdom
Retired Gurkha soldiers and their family's demonstrate outside the Palace of Westminster in London
Retired Gurkha soldiers and their family's demonstrate outside the Palace of Westminster in London October 25, 2013. A group of Gurkha organisations staged a protest in Westminster to demand better pensions and other rights. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez (BRITAIN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST MILITARY)
BRITAIN/
RTX14NW3
October 25, 2013
Retired Gurkha soldiers demonstrate as they march past the Palace of Westminster in London October 25,...
London, United Kingdom
Retired Gurkha soldiers demonstrate as they march past the Palace of Westminster in London
Retired Gurkha soldiers demonstrate as they march past the Palace of Westminster in London October 25, 2013. A group of Gurkha organisations staged a protest in Westminster to demand better pensions and other rights. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez (BRITAIN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST MILITARY)
BRITAIN/
RTX14NW1
October 25, 2013
Captain Dharma, a retired Gurkha soldier demonstrates outside the Palace of Westminster in London October...
London, United Kingdom
Captain Dharma, a retired Gurkha soldier demonstrates outside the Palace of Westminster in London
Captain Dharma, a retired Gurkha soldier demonstrates outside the Palace of Westminster in London October 25, 2013. A group of Gurkha organisations staged a protest in Westminster to demand better pensions and other rights. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez (BRITAIN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST MILITARY)
BRITAIN/
RTX14NW0
October 25, 2013
Retired Gurkha soldiers demonstrate as they march past the Palace of Westminster in London October 25,...
London, United Kingdom
Retired Gurkha soldiers demonstrate as they march past the Palace of Westminster in London
Retired Gurkha soldiers demonstrate as they march past the Palace of Westminster in London October 25, 2013. A group of Gurkha organisations staged a protest in Westminster to demand better pensions and other rights. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez (BRITAIN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST MILITARY)
ASIA-SECURITY/
RTX106RS
May 31, 2013
A Gurkha soldier stands guard at the Shangri-La Hotel where the 12th International Institute for Strategic...
Singapore, Singapore
A Gurkha stands guard outside the hotel where the 12th IISS Asia Security Summit is taking place, in...
A Gurkha soldier stands guard at the Shangri-La Hotel where the 12th International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) Asia Security Summit: The Shangri-La Dialogue is taking place, in Singapore May 31, 2013.  REUTERS/Edgar Su (SINGAPORE - Tags: MILITARY POLITICS)
OLY-PARK-VILLAGE-ADV1/
RTR35CIS
July 26, 2012
A Gurkha soldier stands at attention in front of the Truce Wall during a flag-raising ceremony for athletes...
London, United Kingdom
A Gurkha soldier stands at attention in front of the Truce Wall during a flag-raising ceremony for athletes...
A Gurkha soldier stands at attention in front of the Truce Wall during a flag-raising ceremony for athletes from Afghanistan in the Olympic Village in London July 26, 2012. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS MILITARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
AFGHANISTAN/
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July 15, 2011
British Army soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Gurkha Rifles patrol outside Patrol Base Chilli...
Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan
British Army soldiers patrol outside Patrol Base Chilli near Lashkar Gah in Helmand province
British Army soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Gurkha Rifles patrol outside Patrol Base Chilli near the town of Lashkar Gah in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan, July 14, 2011. Picture taken July 14, 2011. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY)
AFGHANISTAN/
RTR2OWBW
July 15, 2011
An Afghan farmer holding a sickle stands next to a British Army soldier of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal...
Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan
An Afghan farmer stands next to a British Army soldier patrolling outside Checkpoint Tander near the...
An Afghan farmer holding a sickle stands next to a British Army soldier of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Gurkha Rifles, during patrol outside Checkpoint Tander near the town of Lashkar Gah in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan, July 14, 2011. Picture taken July 14, 2011. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: CONFLICT MILITARY)
AFGHANISTAN/
RTR2OWBV
July 15, 2011
An Afghan girl walks out of her house next to a British Army soldier of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal...
Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan
An Afghan girl walks out of her house next to a British Army soldier patrolling outside Checkpoint Tander...
An Afghan girl walks out of her house next to a British Army soldier of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Gurkha Rifles, patrolling outside Checkpoint Tander near the town of Lashkar Gah in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan, July 14, 2011. Picture taken July 14, 2011. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY)
AFGHANISTAN/
RTR2OWBT
July 15, 2011
Afghan children look at British Army soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Gurkha Rifles, patrolling...
Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan
Afghan children look at British Army soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Gurkha Rifles, patrolling...
Afghan children look at British Army soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Gurkha Rifles, patrolling outside Checkpoint Tander near the town of Lashkar Gah in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan, July 14, 2011. Picture taken July 14, 2011. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: CONFLICT MILITARY)
AFGHANISTAN/
RTR2OWBQ
July 15, 2011
British soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Gurkha Rifles, patrol outside Checkpoint Tander near...
Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan
British soldiers patrol outside Checkpoint Tander near the town of Lashkar Gah in Helmand province
British soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Gurkha Rifles, patrol outside Checkpoint Tander near the town of Lashkar Gah in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan, July 14, 2011. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: MILITARY CONFLICT)
AFGHANISTAN/
RTR2OWBK
July 15, 2011
British soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Gurkha Rifles, patrol outside Checkpoint Tander near...
Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan
British soldiers patrol outside Checkpoint Tander near Lashkar Gah in Helmand province
British soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Gurkha Rifles, patrol outside Checkpoint Tander near the town of Lashkar Gah in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan, July 14, 2011. Picture taken July 14, 2011. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY)
AFGHANISTAN/
RTR2OWBG
July 15, 2011
British Army soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Gurkha Rifles use a metal detector to check a suspicious...
Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan
British Army soldiers use a metal detector to check a suspicious spot on their path during a patrol outside...
British Army soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Gurkha Rifles use a metal detector to check a suspicious spot on their path during a patrol outside Patrol Base Chilli near the town of Lashkar Gah in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan, July 14, 2011. Picture taken July 14, 2011. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY)
AFGHANISTAN/
RTR2OWB9
July 15, 2011
A British Army soldier of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Gurkha Rifles waves to Afghan children during...
Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan
A British Army soldier waves to Afghan children during a patrol outside Patrol Base Chilli near Lashkar...
A British Army soldier of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Gurkha Rifles waves to Afghan children during a patrol outside Patrol Base Chilli near the town of Lashkar Gah in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan, July 14, 2011. Picture taken July 14, 2011. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY)
AFGHANISTAN/
RTR2OWB7
July 15, 2011
British Army soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Gurkha Rifles patrol outside Patrol Base Chilli...
Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan
British Army soldiers patrol outside Patrol Base Chilli near Lashkar Gah in Helmand province
British Army soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Gurkha Rifles patrol outside Patrol Base Chilli near the town of Lashkar Gah in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan, July 14, 2011. Picture taken July 14, 2011. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY)
AFGHANISTAN/
RTR2OWB6
July 15, 2011
An Afghan boy rides a bicycle near British Army soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Gurkha Rifles...
Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan
An Afghan boy rides a bicycle near British Army soldiers patrolling outside Patrol Base Chilli near Lashkar...
An Afghan boy rides a bicycle near British Army soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Gurkha Rifles patrolling outside Patrol Base Chilli near the town of Lashkar Gah in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan, July 14, 2011. Picture taken July 14, 2011. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY)
AFGHANISTAN/
RTR2OSUR
July 12, 2011
A British Army soldier of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Gurkha Rifles secures an area near a local Afghan...
Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan
A British Army soldier of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Gurkha Rifles secures an area near a local Afghan...
A British Army soldier of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Gurkha Rifles secures an area near a local Afghan National Police (ANP) station in the town of Lashkar Gah in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan, July 12, 2011. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY)
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Queen Elizabeth Visits Barracks in Maidstone - 25 Feb 2011
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RTR2J1CN
February 24, 2011
Britain's Queen Elizabeth prepares to re-sheath a Gurkha soldier's sword as part of his commissioning...
Maidstone, United Kingdom
Britain's Queen Elizabeth prepares to re-sheath a Gurkha soldier's sword as part of his commissioning...
Britain's Queen Elizabeth prepares to re-sheath a Gurkha soldier's sword as part of his commissioning ceremony to become a Late Entry Officer, during a visit to Invicta Park Barracks, in Maidstone, southern England February 24, 2011. REUTERS/Oli Scarff/Pool (BRITAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY ROYALS CONFLICT)
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RTR2J1BL
February 24, 2011
Britain's Queen Elizabeth re-sheaths a Gurkha soldier's sword, as part of his commissioning ceremony...
Maidstone, United Kingdom
Britain's Queen Elizabeth re-sheaths a Gurkha soldier's sword, as part of his commissioning ceremony...
Britain's Queen Elizabeth re-sheaths a Gurkha soldier's sword, as part of his commissioning ceremony to become a Late Entry Officer during her visit to to Invicta Park Barracks, in Maidstone, southern England February 24, 2011. REUTERS/Oli Scarff/Pool (BRITAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY ROYALS CONFLICT)
BRITAIN/
RTXX7IK
January 28, 2011
Britain's Prince Charles greets Lama Chawan Gurung during a presentation ceremony of Afghanistan Service...
Folkestone, United Kingdom
Britain's Prince Charles greets Lama Chawan Gurung during a presentation ceremony of Afghanistan Service...
Britain's Prince Charles greets Lama Chawan Gurung during a presentation ceremony of Afghanistan Service Medals to Gurkas at Sir John Moore Barracks, in Folkestone, southern England January 28, 2011. Prince Charles, who is the Colonel-in-Chief, Royal Gurkha Rifles, presented operational service medals (Afghanistan) to soldiers from the 1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles. REUTERS/Chris Jackson/Pool (REUTERS - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY ROYALS CONFLICT)
BRITAIN/
RTXX7IC
January 28, 2011
Britain's Prince Charles greets Lama Chawan Gurung during a presentation ceremony of Afghanistan Service...
Folkestone, United Kingdom
Britain's Prince Charles greets Lama Chawan Gurung during a presentation ceremony of Afghanistan Service...
Britain's Prince Charles greets Lama Chawan Gurung during a presentation ceremony of Afghanistan Service Medals to Gurkas at Sir John Moore Barracks, in Folkestone, southern England January 28, 2011. Prince Charles, who is the Colonel-in-Chief, Royal Gurkha Rifles, presented operational service medals (Afghanistan) to soldiers from the 1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles. REUTERS/Chris Jackson/Pool (REUTERS - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY ROYALS CONFLICT)
BRITAIN/
RTXX7HX
January 28, 2011
Britain's Prince Charles wears a traditional garland after presenting Afghanistan Service Medals to Gurkas...
Folkestone, United Kingdom
Britain's Prince Charles wears a traditional garland after presenting Afghanistan Service Medals to Gurkas,...
Britain's Prince Charles wears a traditional garland after presenting Afghanistan Service Medals to Gurkas at Sir John Moore Barracks, in Folkestone, southern England January 28, 2011. Prince Charles, who is the Colonel-in-Chief, Royal Gurkha Rifles, presented operational service medals (Afghanistan) to soldiers from the 1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles. REUTERS/Chris Jackson/Pool (REUTERS - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY ROYALS CONFLICT)
BRITAIN/
RTXX7HS
January 28, 2011
Britain's Prince Charles wears a traditional garland after presenting Afghanistan Service Medals to Gurkas...
Folkestone, United Kingdom
Britain's Prince Charles wears a traditional garland after presenting Afghanistan Service Medals to Gurkas,...
Britain's Prince Charles wears a traditional garland after presenting Afghanistan Service Medals to Gurkas at Sir John Moore Barracks, in Folkestone, southern England January 28, 2011. Prince Charles, who is the Colonel-in-Chief, Royal Gurkha Rifles, presented operational service medals (Afghanistan) to soldiers from the 1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles. REUTERS/Chris Jackson/Pool (REUTERS - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY ROYALS CONFLICT)
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RTXX7HM
January 28, 2011
Britain's Prince Charles presents Afghanistan Service Medals to Gurkas at Sir John Moore Barracks, in...
Folkestone, United Kingdom
Britain's Prince Charles presents Afghanistan Service Medals to Gurkas at Sir John Moore Barracks, in...
Britain's Prince Charles presents Afghanistan Service Medals to Gurkas at Sir John Moore Barracks, in Folkestone, southern England January 28, 2011. Prince Charles, who is the Colonel-in-Chief, Royal Gurkha Rifles, presented operational service medals (Afghanistan) to soldiers from the 1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles. REUTERS/Chris Jackson/Pool (REUTERS - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY ROYALS CONFLICT)
BRITAIN/
RTXX7HH
January 28, 2011
Britain's Prince Charles wears a traditional garland after presenting Afghanistan Service Medals to Gurkas...
Folkestone, United Kingdom
Britain's Prince Charles wears a traditional garland after presenting Afghanistan Service Medals to Gurkas,...
Britain's Prince Charles wears a traditional garland after presenting Afghanistan Service Medals to Gurkas at Sir John Moore Barracks, in Folkestone, southern England January 28, 2011. Prince Charles, who is the Colonel-in-Chief, Royal Gurkha Rifles, presented operational service medals (Afghanistan) to soldiers from the 1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles. REUTERS/Chris Jackson/Pool (REUTERS - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY ROYALS CONFLICT)
BRITAIN/
RTXX7HA
January 28, 2011
Britain's Prince Charles presents Afghanistan Service Medals to Gurkas at Sir John Moore Barracks, in...
Folkestone, United Kingdom
Britain's Prince Charles presents Afghanistan Service Medals to Gurkas at Sir John Moore Barracks, in...
Britain's Prince Charles presents Afghanistan Service Medals to Gurkas at Sir John Moore Barracks, in Folkestone, southern England January 28, 2011. Prince Charles, who is the Colonel-in-Chief, Royal Gurkha Rifles, presented operational service medals (Afghanistan) to soldiers from the 1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles. REUTERS/Chris Jackson/Pool (REUTERS - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY ROYALS CONFLICT)
BRITAIN/
RTXX7H6
January 28, 2011
Britain's Prince Charles presents Afghanistan Service Medals to Gurkas at Sir John Moore Barracks, in...
Folkestone, United Kingdom
Britain's Prince Charles presents Afghanistan Service Medals to Gurkas at Sir John Moore Barracks, in...
Britain's Prince Charles presents Afghanistan Service Medals to Gurkas at Sir John Moore Barracks, in Folkestone, southern England January 28, 2011. Prince Charles, who is the Colonel-in-Chief, Royal Gurkha Rifles, presented operational service medals (Afghanistan) to soldiers from the 1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles. REUTERS/Chris Jackson/Pool (REUTERS - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY ROYALS CONFLICT)
BRITAIN/
RTXX7GU
January 28, 2011
Britain's Prince Charles prepares to present Afghanistan Service Medals to Gurkas at Sir John Moore Barracks,...
Folkestone, United Kingdom
Britain's Prince Charles prepares to present Afghanistan Service Medals to Gurkas at Sir John Moore Barracks,...
Britain's Prince Charles prepares to present Afghanistan Service Medals to Gurkas at Sir John Moore Barracks, in Folkestone, southern England January 28, 2011. Prince Charles, who is the Colonel-in-Chief, Royal Gurkha Rifles, presented operational service medals (Afghanistan) to soldiers from the 1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles. REUTERS/Chris Jackson/Pool (REUTERS - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY ROYALS CONFLICT)
BRITAIN/
RTXX7GQ
January 28, 2011
Britain's Prince Charles wears a traditional garland after presenting Afghanistan Service Medals to Gurkas...
Folkestone, United Kingdom
Britain's Prince Charles wears a traditional garland after presenting Afghanistan Service Medals to Gurkas,...
Britain's Prince Charles wears a traditional garland after presenting Afghanistan Service Medals to Gurkas at Sir John Moore Barracks, in Folkestone, southern England January 28, 2011. Prince Charles, who is the Colonel-in-Chief, Royal Gurkha Rifles, presented operational service medals (Afghanistan) to soldiers from the 1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles. REUTERS/Chris Jackson/Pool (REUTERS - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY ROYALS CONFLICT)
BRITAIN/
RTXX7GJ
January 28, 2011
Britain's Prince Charles (L) presents Afghanistan Service Medals to Gurkas at Sir John Moore Barracks,...
Folkestone, United Kingdom
Britain's Prince Charles presents Afghanistan Service Medals to Gurkas at Sir John Moore Barracks, in...
Britain's Prince Charles (L) presents Afghanistan Service Medals to Gurkas at Sir John Moore Barracks, in Folkestone, southern England January 28, 2011. Prince Charles, who is the Colonel-in-Chief, Royal Gurkha Rifles, presented operational service medals (Afghanistan) to soldiers from the 1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles. REUTERS/Chris Jackson/Pool (REUTERS - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY ROYALS CONFLICT)
BRITAIN/
RTR2HF96
August 19, 2010
Mourners wait for the cortege carrying Sapper Darren Foster, 20 from Carlisle, of the 21 Engineer Regiment...
WOOTTON BASSETT, United Kingdom
Mourners wait for the cortege carrying Foster and Gurung in southern England
Mourners wait for the cortege carrying Sapper Darren Foster, 20 from Carlisle, of the 21 Engineer Regiment and Sapper Ishwor Gurung, 21 from Pokhara in Nepal, of the 69 Gurkha Field Squadron in Wootton Bassett in southern England August 19, 2010. The soldiers were killed in Afghanistan. REUTERS/Kieran Doherty (BRITAIN - Tags: POLITICS CONFLICT MILITARY)
BRITAIN/
RTR2HF92
August 19, 2010
Mourners wait for the cortege carrying Sapper Darren Foster, 20 from Carlisle, of the 21 Engineer Regiment...
WOOTTON BASSETT, United Kingdom
Mourners wait for the cortege carrying Foster and Gurung in southern England
Mourners wait for the cortege carrying Sapper Darren Foster, 20 from Carlisle, of the 21 Engineer Regiment and Sapper Ishwor Gurung, 21 from Pokhara in Nepal, of the 69 Gurkha Field Squadron in Wootton Bassett in southern England August 19, 2010. The soldiers were killed in Afghanistan. REUTERS/Kieran Doherty (BRITAIN - Tags: POLITICS CONFLICT MILITARY)
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