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Gurkha news

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.

32nd Annual Gurkha Brecon Freedom Parade

A total of 41 Gurkhas from the Infantry Battle School (IBS) have taken part in the 32nd Annual Gurkha Brecon Freedom Parade.

Brecon Gurkha Parade

Gurkha Corporal Gyanendra Rai has been posted to Gabon to hunt down criminals who slaughter forest elephants for their ivory.

Gurkha tracks poachers in the Gabon

QOGLR Chefs win competition

Chefs from the Queen's Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment serving with 30 Signal Regiment who have been crowned Champions at the 3rd (United Kingdom) Armoured Division and Force Troops Command Chef Military Skills Competition 2017.

QOGLR Chefs

More than 100 high school students from across Sydney and employees from some of Sydney’s biggest companies have come out in a unique show of support to Gurkha veterans

Kukuri

First transfer to GSPS

Signaller Santakumar Gurung Queen's Gurkha Signals (QGS) has a been accepted into Gurkha Staff and Personnel Support (GSPS) on transfer. A cap-badging ceremony took place in Headuarters Brigade of Gurkhas on 24th May 2017 and Officer Commanding GSPS, Major SK Rai presented him his beret during the occasion.

GSPS transfer

Win for 1 RGR at EX RHINO SNIPER

 EX RHINO SNIPER – 1(UK)XX SNIPER SHOOTING COMPETITION took place at Barry Buddon Range in Carnoustie, Scotland, during the period 24th - 28th Apilr 2017.

Ex RHINO SNIPE 1 RGR Snipers

Volleyball Champions 2017

The 1st Battalion the Royal Gurkha Rifles have done it again. They have become the Army Volleyball Champions 2017.  

Volleyball Champions 2017

QOGLR - Taekwondo British Army champions

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.

British Army Taekwondo team

RGR chefs feel the heat of 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.

RGR chefs

2 RGR success in shooting 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. 

RGR rifleman

Gurkha Everest Summit attempt

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. 

Everest Gurkha 2017

2 RGR medal parade at Buckingham Palace

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.

2 RGR Op TORAL Medals

Armed Forces Minister visits Gurkhas

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.

Armed Forces Minister 2017 visits ITC

SIPAC course success for Gurkhas

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.

GSPS Feb 2017

The Army Table Tennis Competition took place last week and Rifleman Bibek Karki from 1 Royal Gurkha Rifles is the current Army number one.

Table Tennis Army number 1

Attestation Parade 2017 Pokhara

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.  

Gurkha Attestation Pokhara

Gurkhas preparing for Everest attempt

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.

Gurkhas train for Everest

UK Armed Forces Judo Tour to Japan

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.

QGS Judo