Saturday 12 January saw the launch of our much anticipated exhibition ‘Bravest Of The Brave, The Story Of The Gurkhas.,
I was proud to welcome over 30 Gurkhas, both retired and still serving alongside other invited guests. The official opening was presided over by the Mayor of Nuneaton & Bedworth, Councillor John Haynes who cut the ceremonial ribbon with the wife and children of ex Gurkha Sergeant Robin Rai.
The exhibition is the culmination of a three month outreach project which has involved me working with serving and retired Gurkhas and capturing the story of why these men from Nepal choose to serve and fight for Britain. Visitors can see a Gurkha ceremonial dress uniform, test their strength in the doko challenge and watch a specially commissioned film about former Gurkha Robin Rai.
The exhibition runs until 28 April and in case you are wondering, ‘Ayo Gurkhali’ is the Gurkha battlecry ‘Forward Gurkhas!’