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2 Royal Gurkha Rifles celebrate 25 years of the Regiment

29th November 2019

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2 Royal Gurkha Rifles celebrate 25 years of the Regiment.

Over in Brunei 2 Royal Gurkha Rifles are celebrating the 25th Anniversary of The Royal Gurkha Rifles. They are hosting Major General Duncan Capps CBE, General Officer Commanding Regional Command.

The Royal Gurkha Rifles was formed on 1 July 1994, after amalgamation of four Gurkha Regiments, 2 GR, 6 GR, 7 GR and 10 GR.

During this time, battalions of the Royal Gurkha Rifles have taken part in operations in Kosovo, Bosnia, East Timor, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Australia, Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Royal Gurkha Rifles now consists of two Battalions, one of which is based in Shorncliffe in Kent, and the other in Brunei. A 3rd Battalion will start to form in early 2020 as part of a Gurkha growth programme.

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