Gurkhas Remember War Dead on Armistice Day

Officers and Soldiers from around the Brigade of Gurkhas marked Armistice Day with a number of ceremonies and two-minute silences around the world.

Being furthest East, 1 RGR in Brunei were the first to mark the occasion, with Nepal following a few hours later. Then the UK based troops observed the silence with 2RGR in Shorncliffe Barracks joined by Officers and Soldiers from Risborough Barracks to mark the event.

It began at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the time in 1918 when the guns finally fell silent along the Western Front in Europe. Armistice Day pays tribute to all those who died in World Wars One and Two and in every conflict since.

Wreaths were laid at the memorial in Shorncliffe Barracks by 2RGR’s Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Colonel Jamie Murray and the Gurkha Major, Major Prem Gurung. The Last Post was played by a Gurkha Bugler and a two-minute silence was observed at 11am.

Gurkhas were also present at the ceremonies in London, capping off a week of Remembrance based activities that started with the opening of the Field of Remembrance in Westminster and taking part in the Cenotaph ceremonies on Remembrance Sunday.

At RMA Sandhurst the HQBG troops joined their AMS colleagues, with whom they share a building, to mark the occasion and remember the fallen.

 

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning,

We will remember them.