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Post by mike » Fri Mar 21, 2008 9:21 pm

I feel i must pass comment on the plight of the ex Gurkha's! These solders !! These brave solders who have fought for queen and country in conflicts around the world!! who have gone to war in aid of people in need!! people like us so we could live in a world without fear or intimidation!! because they thought it was right , who have done all and more what the British government asked of them yet that same government has turned its back on these fine solders and is treating them like immigrant's from abroad Evan as the descendants of these same solders are fighting and dying alongside our own troops in Iraq and afghanistan that same government wants to sweep the old solders under the carpet like so much dirt!!!, all that they are asking for is to live out the rest of there lives in the country that they have fought and dyed for .
to see these old solders throwing away there medals which they have fought and dyed for turns my stomach and the British government should be ashamed of themselves.

As all troops who served in the 14/20kh feel a bond to the Gurkha's
as we were affiliated to the 6th queen Elizabeth's own Gurkha rifles
as shown by the crossed Gurkha knives worn on our tunic arms.
I can only hope that in time these old solders will receive what they deserve.

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Post by jonah » Fri Mar 21, 2008 11:02 pm

Here's the petition to allow them leave to stay.
Women, can't live with em. Can't shoot em...

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Post by Brian Hunter » Fri Mar 21, 2008 11:49 pm

What a state of affairs this country is in just watched a program about the plight of the Gurkha's a Rifleman Pen was not able to get over here for eye treament and he holds the VICTORIA CROSS not enough links with Britain the reason given.

I have signed the petition and fowarded on to my address book
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Post by Phil(Quassie)Baldwin » Sat Mar 22, 2008 12:27 am

I feel privilidged to have worn the crossed Kukris for 22years plus from 70 to 73 another badge of crossd kukris 48 Gurkha infentry brigade. Imagine going on Parade wearing both. I have a pair of Army issue WW2 issue kukries that my son brought for me + a new one from Nepal that the same son brought for me he knowing my deep feelings for our little brothers.
The way they are being treated is a disgrace our goverment should beg their forgivness and I am sure that every serving and no longer sering soldier will agree.
Ayyaa Gurkhalie.
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Post by sticky stowell » Sat Mar 22, 2008 1:46 am

ive just signed that petition to allow our gurkha friends to live here , what a list of names , im just below you and Mark hamilton , brian ( hunter ) that is , you know one of them saved my life in malaya , and i will never forget it . all the best lads , sticky.

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Post by Paul Keller » Sat Mar 22, 2008 10:11 am

Signed up as well!
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Post by Prendo » Sat Mar 22, 2008 12:04 pm

yep me too
come on lads, takes a couple of minutes.

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Post by Sam » Sat Mar 22, 2008 12:55 pm

Just signed up

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Post by mike » Sat Mar 22, 2008 2:53 pm

added my name as i dident know of it thanks .
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Post by MAGGOT » Sun Mar 23, 2008 7:36 pm

done :lol: :lol:

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Post by Arnie » Mon Mar 24, 2008 1:47 am


Have signed willingly.

Wouldn't life be easier if the constitution (if we had one) said a designated number of signatures on a petition automatically removed a government.

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Post by Phil(Quassie)Baldwin » Mon Mar 24, 2008 8:10 am

What a great idea + the bookies would have a field day giving odds on how long each bunch of thieves and liars would last.

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Post by dougieallan » Mon Mar 24, 2008 9:38 am

whole heartedly agree and signed

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