A statue of a Gurkha soldier was erected in Horseguards Avenue, adjacent to Whitehall, as a tribute to the British Army’s Gurkha Regiment.
Unveiled in December 1997 by Her Majesty the Queen, the bronze figure was mounted on a Portland stone plinth designed and supplied by Stonewest.
The bronze figure was made by Philip Jackson and based on a statue produced by Richard Reginald Goulden.
It has been rescaled from the original life size figure and is now one and a half times life size, making it 9ft high.
On the west facing side of the plinth there is an inscription from Sir Ralph Turner and the three remaining sides list the campaigns in which the Gurkhas were involved, along with the imperial names of the regiments.