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2 Royal Gurkha Rifles skiing success

19th January 2018

img_9759Members of 2 Royal Gurkha Rifles recently took part in Exercise FROSTED BLADE 33, which is the Infantry skiing competition for 2018 which took place in Val d’Isere France.

The Exercise consisted of a five week training package culminating in race week. 2 RGR performed extremely well in the races and walked away with a number of individual and team medals.

The 2 Royal Gurkha Rifles winners were:

Individual Slalom
Senior: Lieutenant Bird – Silver
Novice: Lance Corporal Sherpa – Silver

Team Slalom
2 Royal Gurkha Rifles – Silver

Individual Super Giant Slalom
Novice: Rifleman Dev Rai – Silver

Team Super Giant Slalom
2 Royal Gurkha Rifles – Silver

Combined B Hill
2 Royal Gurkha Rifles – Silver

Combined B Hill Novice
Lance Corporal Sherpa – Silver
Rifleman Hanggan – Bronze

As a team they exceeded all expectations and are already looking forward to Exercise FROSTED BLADE 34 in 2019 to build on their success and enhance the name of the Gurkhas across the wider Army in the sport of skiing.

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