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a member of the Nepalese force that has been part of the British army for 200 years

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a member of Hindu people descended from brahmins and Rajputs who live in Nepal

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Actress and Gurkha campaigner Joanna Lumley was among the guests.
Bramcote Barracks near Nuneaton is home to a large number of Gurkha troops, most of whom return to Nepal after their army careers.
The Pune based Force Motors has introduced the new Trax Gurkha 4x4 in three variants which are powered by 2.
Major Laurence Roche, spokesman for Task Force Helmand, said: "I am saddened to report the deaths of two soldiers from 1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles who were shot and killed by a man wearing an Afghan police uniform at a checkpoint in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand Province.
THE Gurkhas cost British taxpayers more than any of our other soldiers, a top Tory MP warns today.
Dhan Gurung, 43, who was a Gurkha soldier for 18 years and also chairs the Folkestone Gurkha Memorial Fund in Kent, said: "This is a very unfair decision by the Ministry of Defence.
Rifleman Sachin Limbu, 23, from 1st Battalion, The Royal Gurkha Rifles, died at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham on Monday.
The fund is made up of equal contributions from the Department for Communities and Local Government, the Ministry of Defence and the Gurkhas, will be provided to Aldershot and other areas, which comprise large Gurkha population.
Meantime, at a barracks in Kent, another young Gurkha was keeping a low profile, somewhat confused about being "notorious" to the outside world and "an embarrassment" to British diplomats.
The Gurkha Welfare Trust is a registered charity established in 1969 for the relief of poverty-stricken Gurkhas.
They were recruited from Nepal and first encountered the British in the Gurkha War of 1814-1816 which ended not just in stalemate, but with a sense of mutual respect.
TOUGH Gurkhas are to swap the killing elds of Afghanistan for Scotland's Munros to raise cash for veterans in Nepal.
Before Sikkim was merged into India, many Gurkha soldiers such as Captain Rolan Chhetri, Captain Lal Bahadur Limbu and Rifleman Basanta Kumar Chhetri along with the Magar rank and file had served the palace of King Chogyal.
Summary: Defence minister Kevan Jones has apologised "unreservedly for any offence caused" when he criticised Gurkha campaigner Joanna Lumley.