GURKHAS living in the borough are urging people to back them in the campaign for better pensions.
Around 1,500 Gurkhas live in Ealing and many more in the surrounding boroughs of Brent, Harrow, and Hillingdon.
Their plight came to media attention in 2008 when actress Joanna Lumley lead action to give the Nepalese soldiers who served in the British Army before 1997 the right for permanent residence in the UK, which was won in 2009.
Ealing Council unanimously backed the campaign for better pensions for Gurkhas at this time, but the battle continues.
Many Gurkhas fall foul of an unfair pensions system where they can receive up to 60 per cent less than their British counterparts.
Dhan Ghale, 47, of Kingston Close, Northolt, is leading the campaign in Ealing and visited Harrow on the Hill last weekend to collect signatures.
He retired in 1997 after 15 years service as corporal in the Royal Logistics Corps (RLC) based in Colchester.
The grandfather, who now works part-time as a security guard in the Docklands, said: "At the moment I'm getting nearly £200 per month. We're looking for equal pensions. One of my friends also worked in the British Army, he is getting only £330 per month but other British men are getting over £900. That's nearly £600 difference.
"I was in the RLC for 15 years. When I came home, I got only £20 per month. Now it's better than before but it's still not equal."
Mr Ghale added: "I'm getting my pension but it's going to the bank in Nepal which creates costs for people. We must be paid in British pounds.
"We need to collect 100,000 signatures for it to be debated in Parliament. The paper petition is no problem but online is becoming a problem."
Gurkhas have fought loyally in the British Army for almost 200 years, serving in Hong Kong, the Falklands, Kosovo and recently in Iraq and Afghanistan.
While this campaign has 70,000 signatures on paper, the online e-petition has only 995, falling considerably short of the 100,000 threshold for it to be debated in Parliament.
To sign the online petition visit http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/10609