Gurkha soldiers planning to lead

Gurkhas struck with their trademark ferocity as an urban attack marked the culmination of a course to develop soldiers’ leadership skills.

Some 55 junior soldiers from 1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles planned, lead and executed an assault on a mock village at the Caerwent Training Area in South Wales. 

The six-week long Junior Non-Commissioned Officer Course, is about preparing soldiers to take the first step on the Army’s promotion ladder, from Private to Lance Corporal. It started with lessons about command, leadership and management and then challenged soldiers to apply what they had learnt in the classroom, to carry out infantry operations and living in the field.