Gurkha campaign seeks signatures in Cranbrook

Gurkhas in Cranbrook
Image caption The Gurkhas Seek Justice campaign is aiming to collect 100,000 signatures for a petition

Gurkha soldiers have been collecting signatures on the streets of a Kent town for a petition calling for them to be treated equally to British troops.

They were invited to Cranbrook by resident Annie Watsham, whose remark in 2008 led Joanna Lumley to get involved with the Gurkha Justice campaign.

She believes some veterans are still badly treated because their pensions are less than British counterparts.

The follow-up campaign, Gurkhas Seek Justice, is aiming for 100,000 names.

The campaign is intending to travel the length and breadth of the UK to achieve its ends.

Earlier this month, the government announced that the number of Gurkhas serving in the British Army would be reduced in the latest round of defence cuts.

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