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Gurkha success - Service Initial Personnel Administration Course

 Huge congratulations to the latest cohort of Gurkha Staff and Personnel Support (GSPS) soldiers who successfully completed their Service Initial Personnel Administration Course (SIPAC) on Friday 24th February 2017.

A graduation ceremony was held at Worthy Down in order to mark this special occasion. Colonel GSPS, Colonel Andrew Griffiths OBE, and Officer Commanding GSPS, Major Surya Rai were present on the occasion. Chief of Staff of the Army Recruiting and Training Division, Colonel Christopher Barry was the Graduation Reviewing Officer.

GSPS February 2017

Following the conclusion of the main programme, Colonel GSPS expressed his words of congratulations on their success and briefed them on the capbadge ethos with particular emphasis on the importance of being a Gurkha as well as a soldier, first and foremost.

Needless to say, it was a proud moment for all seven GSPS soldiers who had worked extremely hard for the last three months or so. They had arrived in Worthy Down in November 2016 following the completion of their Combat Infantry Course (CIC) at Gurkha Company Catterick to undergo their Phase Two trade-specific training.

There were a total of 31 trainees on the SIPAC, and the GSPS soldiers performed superbly securing some excellent results, including:

  • The Best Student Award: Private Sangam Gurung
  • The Peter Taylor Award: Private Lenin Limbu
  • 300 Club: Private Bibek Rai and Private Mimahang Rai

All seven of them will now undergo the driver’s training next prior to joining their respective units.

Colonel GSPS, Officer Commanding GSPS and all Ranks of the GSPS Company send their words of congratulations and wish them the very best of future.