The Association's former Chairman, Tony Harking as well as Graham Gibbs, Peter Gilbert and Ian Caws recently completed this year's Trailwalker in 22hrs 26 minutes coming 39th of the teams that finished complete. Through the generosity of so many people at the last count the team had raised £2,050for the Gurkha Welfare Trust and Oxfam.
The team had aimed for a time of 20hrs but the effects of the high temperature had an impact and they gradually slipped behind schedule.
If you'd like to donate you can still do so at the team's Just Giving page.
The Magazine Editor has asked for further articles for this year's edition.
With just over a fortnight to go before my self-imposed deadline for articles for this year’s magazine I write to remind those who had decided to put pen to paper that time is running out. To date I only have two pieces of family news and I would hate to go to the publishers with just this so please, jot something down and let the rest of the Association know what you are up to.
The Persatuan WIRA Malaysia (Warriors’ Association Malaysia) will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Gurkhas Remembrance Ceremony to be held at Ipoh, Malaysia with the support of 2nd Royal Ranger Regiment. Details of the event are summarised below and on the Instruction attached. If you are planning to attend, please return the Reply Slip (attached) direct to the organisers by 02 Jun 14.
Day : Saturday
Date: 14th June 2014
Time: 10.30 am
Venue: 2nd Royal Ranger Regiment, Tambun Road, Ipoh
Originally titled as ‘The Forgotten Knights’, the Arc of the Gurkha: From Nepal to the British Army by Alex Schlacher is a stunning and powerful book of photographs that reveal the human face of the legendary Brigade of Gurkhas. There have been other books about the Gurkhas, but none has focused on the individual soldiers, their backgrounds, lives and experiences.
Ian Slack served in the Royal Engineers and was medically discharged in 1997 having lost the sight in his right eye. During his nine years in the Corps he served with the QGE in the Falklands, UK, Hong Kong and Brunei (69 Gurkha Fd Sqn RE and 67 Gurkha Fd Sqn RE).
Throughout 2014, Ian will be undertaking a number of cycling events to raise funds and awareness for Blind Veterans UK. Attached is an article by Ian detailing the events and his reasons for supporting Blind Veterans UK (formally St Dunstans). Ian's fundraising page can be found at http://www.justgiving.com/FSS2