GURKHA soldiers were guests of honour at the Royal Signals Association annual dinner in Huddersfield.
The event, at Bradley Park Golf Club, was hosted by the Huddersfield branch of the association, which meets at Kirkheaton Liberal Club.
Members of the Queen's Gurkha Signals travelled to the dinner from Strensall barracks at York.
Proceeds from the dinner will be given to the Queen's Gurkha Signals to enable them to bring 25 veterans from Nepal to Britain for a Remembrance Day ceremony at the Albert Hall, London.
The regiment needs £15,000 to pay for the visit.
A cheque for £170, raised at earlier events, was presented at the dinner.
Gurkha Signals regiments were established after the Second World War and the name Queen's Gurkha Signals was created by the Queen for her silver jubilee in 1977.
All the soldiers in the Army's Gurkha units in Hong Kong, Nepal, Britain and Brunei, are selected from young men living in Nepal.
About 28,000 men compete for 200 places every year.
The selection process has been described as one of the toughest in the world. Hopefuls run uphill for 40 minutes carrying a five-stone basket of rocks on their backs.