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The Proud Gurkhas Making The UK Their Home

The Gurkhas' bravery on the battlefield is legendary - and more than 46,000 have died fighting for Britain...

A shocking video of elderly Gurkhas being abused by schoolchildren last week has caused outrage.

Now, there are calls for more to be done to educate people about the contribution the soldiers have made to Britain's military.

These recent events have highlighted the challenges of integration in Britain - both within and outside the Gurkha community.

The pressures of living far from home can prove too much for some.

The Gurkhas' bravery on the battlefield is legendary - and more than 46,000 have died fighting for Britain.

They have also received 26 Victoria Crosses.

The Gurkhas have been a part of the British military for more than 200 years but it wasn't until 2009 that they won the right to live in the UK.

Aldershot has one of the biggest concentrations of Gurkhas' who have chosen to settle in Britain.

Attempts have been made in the past to help explain why the Nepalese are part of life in Aldershot. Last year the project "We Are Gurkhas" saw veterans visiting schools to talk about their service to a younger generation who knew little about the regiment.

As the Nepalese prepare to celebrate Divali, some observers are also hoping that the 'Festival of Light' will also help to illuminate the contribution the Gurkhas have made to the British way of life - and their desire to be part of it.

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