Along with the Gurkha Brigade Association website the intent is too bring you news about the Brigade of Gurkhas and their activities from around the world via this section of the British Army website.
The Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment Taekwondo Team have done it again – British Army Champions. Captain Chris Swift and Corporal Debindra Limbu, our Marital Arts officer and coach, took the Regimental team to the British Army Winter Martial Arts Competition.
Exercise Pegasus Aga saw teams of Royal Logistic Corps chefs from 16 Air Assault Brigade units compete against each other in Colchester. 2 Royal Gurkha Rifles won the competition.
The 2nd Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles emerged as the best unit at the recent 16 Air Assault Brigade shooting competition held at Fingringhoe near Colchester.
In 2015, the Brigade of Gurkhas selected a team of 16 serving Gurkha soldiers who would attempt to summit Everest in celebration of 200 years’ service to The Crown. Now the team are going back for a summit bid in May 2017.
On the 14th March 2017 the 2nd Battalion Royal Gurkha Rifles (RGR) were presented with their medals for service on Operation TORAL by the Colonel in Chief, HRH The Prince of Wales and his son HRH Prince Harry. The event took place in the Ballroom at Buckingham Palace.
The Right Honourable Mike Penning MP, Minister of State for the Armed Forces, visited the School of Infantry and Infantry Training Centre on 2nd March 2017.
Gurkha Staff and Personnel Support (GSPS) soldiers have successfully completed their Service Initial Personnel Administration Course (SIPAC) on Friday 24th February 2017 at Worthy Down prior to being assigned to their parent Gurkha units around the British Army.
The Army Table Tennis Competition took place last week and Rifleman Bibek Karki from 1 Royal Gurkha Rifles is the current Army number one.
On Thursday 9th February the 2017 Attestation Parade took place at British Gurkhas Pokhara. 270 new recruits where selected through the long and arduous annual Gurkha recruit selection process.
The Brigade of Gurkhas are back in training for Mount Everest, and, acts of God aside, the team is in a strong position to put the first serving Gurkha on the summit.
The team, largely unchanged from Gurkha 200 Everest (G200E), has built on the foundations laid in the run up to the 2015 expedition. They have conducted training in the French Alps, Wales and most recently in Scotland.
13 players and 3 coaches from the Army, Royal Navy and Royal Airforce were selected to represent the UK Armed Forces Judo Association (UKAFJA) on tour in Japan from 12th – 27th November 2016. The event included participation of Gurkha Soldiers from the Queen's Gurkha Signals.