Welcome

Welcome to the website of The Queen’s Gurkha Engineers Association. Here you’ll be able to learn about the history of the QGE and keep up to date with what’s happening in The QGE Association, the Regiment and the QGE sub units. You will also have access to previous copies of the association’s annual magazine and details of how to join the association. If you’d like to suggest additions to the website, please email me at webeditor@qgea.org

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Tuesday, 28 April 2015 00:00

Donations to the Gurkha Welfare Trust (GWT), Earthquake Response Fund can be made by clicking here.

 

The Queen's Gurkha Engineer Association will not be establishing a special fund to receive donations.  This has been agreed with the Gurkha Brigade Association as both organisations recognise the expetise and network which the GWT is able to leverage to support the people of Nepal at this time of crisis.  The GWT funds the Gurkha Welfare Scheme in Nepal which in turns maintains a network of Area Welfare Centres throughout the mid-hills of the country.  This includes a Centre in the hill town of Gorkha, one of the areas most severely affected by the earthquake.  Despite sustaining significant structural damage, the Centre welfare and medical staff immediately began responding to the needs of the local community; the centres in Lamjung, Kaski and across Nepal have also responded in the same manner to the needs of their local communities.  Links to the Welfare Centres Facebook pages are below:

 

AWC GORKHA

AWC LAMJUNG

AWC KASKI

Monday, 27 April 2015 00:00

Following the tragic events of the earthquake and after-shocks which struck Nepal on Saturday 25 April 2015, the Chairman of The Queen's Gurkha Engineers Association has released a messages to the QGE Family. Click here to read the document.

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 00:00

As part of their on-going build-up to the Gurkha 200 celebrations, BFBS Gurkha Radio have been travelling the globe following the activities of units in the Brigade of Gurkhas.  In this footage from Forces TV, ex-QGE MT Corporal, Yograj Rai travels from Brunei to the Falkland Islands to meet-up with 69 Gurkha Fd Sqn QGE, currently deployed on Ex KELP FIRE 15.  See the Squadron at work and listen to an interview with the Officer Commanding, Major Mark Hendry RE.  Click here to watch video.

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 00:00

The QGEA as part of the Gurkha Brigade Association has been allocated a marching contingent of 20 veteran/ex-serving places at the Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday, 8 November 2015.  Places will be allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis.  If you would like to take part in the parade please contact the Association Secretary on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

 

Those in the marching contingent will be required to wear 'hat felt Gurkha' with blue QGE patch and capbadge, more details to follow.

 

 

 

Saturday, 14 March 2015 00:00

To celebrate 200 years of outstanding Gurkha service and loyalty to the British Crown, The Queen's Gurkha Engineers will host an exclusive charity dinner night in the Tower of London on Wed 13 May 2015.  All funds raised will be donated to the Gurkha Welfare Trust as part of their goal to raise £6 million to adequately care for the complex  health needs of ageing ex-Gurkha soldiers.

 

The evening will include a tour of the Tower, reception drinks in the White Tower and a post-dinner address by the recently retired head of the British Army, General Sir Peter Wall.  An auction will take place throughout the evening along with a variety of entertainment including the Band of the Brigade of Gurkhas and the awe-inspiring Khukuri Dance.  Each guest will receive a selection of unique Queen's Gurkha Engineers souvenirs.

 

Letter by Officer Commanding 70 Gurkha Field Squadron

 

Charity Dinner Night Leaflet

 

Further details are available from the event organiser, Captain Charles Hardaker RE on 01622 767344 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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Dates for the Diary

30 Apr 15 GBA Gurkha Statue Service of Redidication & Remembrance

11-16 May 15  QGE Public Duties - London

13 May 15 QGE Charity Dinner Night - Tower of London

6 Jun 15 GBA Memorial Service & Reunion, RMA Sandhurst

8 Jun 15 G200 Gurkha Pageant (The Brigade Night) - Royal Hospital Chelsea

9 Jun 15 G200 Gurkha Pageant - The Royal Hospital Chelsea

8 Jul 15 Brigade Dinner Night, RMA Sandhurst

11 Jul 15 Brigade Bhela (UK) - Queen's Avenue, Aldershot

26 Sep 15 QGE Birthday & QGE G200 Dinner - Invicta Park Barracks/RE RHQ Officers' Mess

5 Nov 15 GBA AGM, Briefing & Dinner - Army & Navy Club, London

8 Nov 15 Cenotaph Remembrance Ceremony & March Past, Horseguards, London