East India Club hosts Gurkha 200 Gala Dinner

Commandant of the Brigade of Gurkhas receiving a cheque for the Gurkha Welfare Trust for £2,000 from the members of the East India Club

On Monday 16 November the East India Club held a Gala Gurkha 200 dinner attended by members of the RGR officers Mess, the Colonel Commandant of the Brigade of Gurkhas and Colonel RGR.

Perhaps surprisingly this was the first occasion upon which the close historical link between the Brigade of Gurkhas and the East India Club in its contemporary form has been recognised.

The event was a great success, raising funds for the Gurkha Welfare Trust and opening a new relationship with an important establishment body.

Pipers from 2 RGR played on the roof of the East India Club prior to the G200 Gala dinner
Pipers from 2 RGR played on the roof of the East India Club prior to the G200 Gala dinner
Gordon Corrigan being introduced by Mr St John Brown, father of Ops Officer 1 RGR before giving a lecture about the first 200 years of the Gurkhs to members of the 2 RGR officers mess and the East India Club
Gordon Corrigan being introduced by Mr St John Brown, father of Ops Officer 1 RGR before giving a lecture about the first 200 years of the Gurkhas to members of the 2 RGR officers mess and the East India Club
Director of the Gurkha Museum, Gavin Edgerly-Harris, showing the Makwanpur wine cooler, an item which connects the forbears, and by proxy the serving Brigade of Gurkhas, with the East India Company.
Director of the Gurkha Museum, Gavin Edgerly-Harris, showing the Makwanpur wine cooler, an item which connects the forbears, and by proxy the serving Brigade of Gurkhas, with the East India Company.
The Band of the Brigade of Gurkhas performed the Kukuri dance during the dinner
The Band of the Brigade of Gurkhas performed the Kukuri dance during the dinner
Major General Craig Lawrence CBE addressing members of the East India Club
Major General Craig Lawrence CBE addressing members of the East India Club
Pipe Major 2 RGR sharing a “wee dram” with the chairman of the East India Club
Pipe Major 2 RGR sharing a “wee dram” with the chairman of the East India Club
Major General Lawrence presenting a copy of his book to the Chairman of the East India Club for the East India Club’s library
Major General Lawrence presenting a copy of his book to the Chairman of the East India Club for the East India Club’s library
Colonel Commandant of the Brigade of Gurkhas receiving a cheque for the Gurkha Welfare Trust for £2,000 from the members of the East India Club
Colonel Commandant of the Brigade of Gurkhas receiving a cheque for the Gurkha Welfare Trust for £2,000 from the members of the East India Club