Monday, 18 May 2009

Campaign for new Gurkha Memorial

The Daily Express today launched a campaign in support of the plan to set up a monument in honour of the 45,000 Gurkha troops who have given their lives fighting for the UK on battlefields around the world.
Supporters want the statue to be built on the cliffs above Folkestone, Kent, where the 2nd Battalion the Royal Gurkha Rifles are based.
The cost of the monument, probably a statue of a Gurkha in full battle dress, is estimated at £50,000 and individuals and oraginsations across the UK are being asked to contributed towards the fund. Donations can be made on the Folkestone Gurkha Memorial Fund website.

The Express: Join our campaign for Gurkha memorial