The Gurkha Welfare Scheme (GWS)

The GWS is the field arm of the Gurkha Welfare Trust (GWT), a UK based charity.  The GWS is based at Pokhara and is run on a day-to-day basis by the Field Director GWS and his staff. The Field Director is a serving Brigade of Gurkhas Lt Col.  He is supported by a Captain and several retired officers.  Commander BGN is the Director of the GWS and answers to the GWT trustees in UK.  The GWS is represented in the hills by 20 Area Welfare Centres (AWCs) spread across all the traditional recruiting areas.

GWS
GWS

GWS established in 1969. The day to day operations of the GWS and the Area Welfare Centres (AWCs) are run by a Field Director who is stationed in Pokhara. Each AWC is managed by an Area Welfare Officer with a small dedicated team that ensures the old soldiers have access to welfare and medical support 24 hours a day, 365 days a year …

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AWCs Location
AWCs Location

The GWS operates through a network of 19 Area Welfare Centres across the Brigade’s traditional recruiting areas in Nepal as well as one centre in Darjeeling, India. This extensive network is supported by 13 patrol bases reaching far into the hills. There are 4 Key AWC’s, Bagmati, Butwal, Kaski and Dharan from were GWS provide secondary Medical Scheme ….

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GWS News
GWS News

With 15 years into publication, the GWS Newsletter is GWS’s official media. This quarterly publication highlights the current events, news and views to the public and other organizations.

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Your Brigade Needs You!!!

Gurkha Welfare Scheme works to relieve poverty and distress amongst Gurkha Ex-Serviceman and their dependents. We are heavily reliant on retired Gorkha Officer, Warrant Officer and senior NCOs to be at the forefront of our work. if you are interested in a challenging, rewarding and well-paid career beyond the Army, and are dedicated to ensuring veterans to live out their lives in dignity.

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Serving your Brigade doesn’t have to end with retirement

 


To find out more, including our competitive terms and conditions of service write to Deputy Field
Director at Email: dep.fd.dir@hqgws.org

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