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1 RGR Kasam Khane Parade – January 2022

23rd January 2022

Welcome to new Gurkhas at 1 RGR

The Kasam Khane Parade for those Gurkhas joining The First Battalion, The Royal Gurkha Rifles from recruit intake 2021 was held on the 21st January of 2022 at Sir John Moore Barracks, Kent. The reviewing officer for the parade was Major General G M Strickland DSO MBE, Colonel The Royal Gurkha Rifles .

The Kasam Khane ceremony is when Gurkha soldiers swear their allegiance at the start of their service with the regiment they are assigned to.

The origins of the ceremony date back to the Honourable East Indian Company in the late eighteenth century when recruits swore an oath of allegiance on parade in front of their company and colour.

For the case for The Royal Gurkha Rifles, each new Gurkha will present themselves to The Queen’s Truncheon and touch it and salute.

The Kasam Khane is a ceremony unique to the Gurkhas of the British Army.

1 RGR Kasam Khane Parade
1 RGR Kasam Khane Parade
1 RGR Kasam Khane Parade
1 RGR Kasam Khane Parade
1 RGR Kasam Khane Parade
1 RGR Kasam Khane Parade

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