A new Gurkha Troop joins 44 Sqn RLC at RMA Sandhurst

A new troop of Gurkhas has become the third sub-unit of 44 Sqn RLC to provide a signals capability to the Officer Training facilities at RMA Sandhurst.

The 16-man troop, named Seremban after the 7th Gurkha Rifles ‘home’ camp from 1948 to 1970, is comprised of a Staff Sergeant, 3 Corporals and 12 Signallers.

The unit was inspected by RMA Sandhurst’s Commandant, Major General Stuart Skeates CBE at a formation parade at Scovell Lines this afternoon.

The QGS soldiers will bring the added advantage of being infantry, driver and signals trained, all of which will enable greater flexibility in their employment at RMAS.

Seremban is the Capital Town of the State of Negri Sembilan in Malaysia and was the “home” for the 7th Gurkha Rifle units for 21 years shortly after the end of World War 2.

The Gurkha connection with Seremban is maintained in perpetuity by those, “at rest” in the Gurkha Cemetery in Sikamat Camp.

This is the resting place for Gurkha Servicemen killed in action or who died in Negri Sembilan State, together with Nepalese wives and children who died.

 

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