Operation Gritrock was the codename given to the British Military’s assistance in Sierra Leone during the 2014-15 Ebola crisis.
Units from the Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment as part of 9 RLC took part in this operation and were deployed to Sierra Leone in 2014 to provide logistical support to British and African medical teams dealing with the situation, helping with the construction of six Ebola Treatment Centres. The World Health Organisation declared Sierra Leone free from Ebola in November 2015. In 2018 members of the QOGLR team visited the Gurkha Museum and presented this wooden carved plaque, commemorating their involvement.
Following the latest Government guidance regarding COVID-19 and careful consideration of the current situation, The Gurkha Museum has decided to close its doors to the public in the interest of visitor and staff safety, effective immediately.
The Museum will remain closed until further notice but will continue to operate behind the scenes with reduced staff on call to answer queries during this time. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and will issue updates through our website and social media channels as soon as we become aware of further changes to our operations.
May we thank our Visitors, Friends and Supporters for their understanding and support through this difficult period.