Gurkhas receive civic reception

Veterans of the famous Gurkha regiment are being welcomed to Nottingham at a reception today.

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Gurkhas greeted at Nottingham's County Hall

Civic dignitaries greeted former Gurkha's & their families at Nottinghamshire County Council's County Hall building today.

A special ceremony was held at Nottingham's County Hall today, welcoming the Gurkha's and thanking them for their service Credit: ITV Central

Around 300 Nepalese have settled into the county since being granted British citizenship in 2009.

A special ceremony was held to welcome them and to thank the Gurkha's for their service to the British army.

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Gurkhas to receive civic reception

Gurkhas were recruited nearly 200 years ago for their 'fearless and strong' qualities. Credit: PA

Veterans of the famous Gurkha regiment are being welcomed to Nottingham at a reception today.

Nottinghamshire County Council have been working with around 50 veterans' families to help them to integrate in to the community.

A number of these veterans are of working age, and have already found jobs within the security industry.

A £5,000 grant is also funding English and computing courses at Central College, Nottingham and a Veterans Group that has links to the Nottingham Asian Arts Council, amongst other organisations.

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