Former Gurkhas
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Gurkhas take pension campaign to Aldershot

Veteran Gurkhas have gathered signatures in Aldershot for a petition which calls on the government to consider improving their pensions.

One in 10 of the British military town's 90,000 residents comes from Nepal since restrictions on them settling in Britain were lifted.

Gurkhas who retired before 1997 still get only about a third of the amount of pension received by their British and Commonwealth former comrades.

The former soldiers say if they did have their full war pensions they would return to Nepal.

  • 14 Jun 2012