Charity concert by the Gurkhas' band

RICHARD PARR Norwich Theatre Royal is the venue for a concert by the Band of the Brigade of Gurkhas in aid of its Welfare Trust.

RICHARD PARR

Norwich Theatre Royal is the venue for a concert by the Band of the Brigade of Gurkhas in aid of its Welfare Trust.

The concert is on Sunday April 4 at 2.30pm and will feature the traditional Kukri Dance.

The band's history goes back to 1859 and was formed as part of the Indian Army Gurkha Regiment called the Sirmoor Rifle Regiment.


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It soon became part of regimental life, playing at parades, polo matches, dinners and troop entertainment at the regimental base at Dehra Dun, north-east of Delhi.

The trust was established in 1969 to provide financial, medical and community aid to alleviate hardship and distress among Gurkhas and their families when they leave the British Army.

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For over 180 years the Gurkhas have helped to fight our wars and keep our peace.

They have won 13 Victoria Crosses and served throughout the 20th century, including in the Falklands, the Gulf War and Bosnia.

Tickets for the concert can be obtained by contacting the Theatre Royal box office on 01603 630000.

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