Meet our team

Many retired Gurkhas settle in the UK, some of whom need RFEA’s help. Meet Ram, our specialist Gurkha advisor.

Ram, RFEA's Gurkha advisor, at Newbury job fair

Over the past few years, we’ve seen a substantial increase in the number of Gurkha veterans in need of employment support. Thanks to funding from The Royal British Legion, the RFEA veterans’ team includes a specialist Gurkha programme run by Ram, who has extensive experience in understanding the obstacles that Gurkhas face when leaving the services and settling in the UK.

Ram served for 27 years in the 1st Battalion Royal Gurkha Rifles. He joined to travel the world and earn money to look after his family, leaving in 2002 to settle in the UK. He joined RFEA as our specialist Gurkha advisor in 2012 and last year helped nearly 300 veterans and their dependents.

Ram and the Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire
Ram and the Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire, Mr James Puxley, at the Armed Forces Day 2018 celebrations in Reading
Ram at the 2018 Nepal Cup
Ram and friends at the 2018 Nepal Cup

Summer is a busy time for Ram, with lots of events arranged for the Nepali community. Armed with RFEA’s gazebo, information on RFEA’s services translated into Nepali and lots of RFEA pens (always popular!), he’s already attended the Armed Forces Day celebrations in Reading and the Nepal Cup. Watch out for him at Gurkha and Nepalese events and activities across the UK.