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Gurkhas take up London guard duties

Gurkhas have the honour of guarding Her Majesty the Queen in London as they take on the ceremonial duties traditionally associated with the Guards’ regiments.

Some 120 Gurkha soldiers from 10 Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment, usually based at Gale Barracks in Aldershot, have been busy on the parade square learning the intricate drill movements and positioning in preparation for Public Duties.

Now all of their training is complete and the soldiers from 10 Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment have successfully passed their inspection, for the next 8-weeks through the height of London’s tourist season they will be performing the world-famous Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace in front of audiences of up to 10,000.

Called Public Duties, this is the very pinnacle of the ceremonial face of today’s British Army. They will be on duty at not only Buckingham Palace, but also guarding the royal residencies of: St James’s Palace, Windsor Castle as well as the Crown Jewels in the Tower of London.