On Monday 6th March 28 Squadron RAF visited Headquarters the Brigade of Gurkas at Robertson House at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst to re-establish the close ties that exist between 28 Sqn and the Brigade of Gurkhas.
8 members of the Squadron travelled from their base at RAF Benson to Camberley and were warmly welcomed to the HQ.
Colonel BG delivered a presentation covering the history and current Brigade of Gurkhas before Captain Lalitbahadur Gurung gave a synopsis of his own career from recruit training to officer.
The RAF personnel then paid a visit to the Gurkha Mandir in the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and were welcomed by the Pundit, Shivachandra Niraura from the Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment who are based in Aldershot. They then received a short tour of the Academy before returning to HQBG for a curry lunch.
28 Squadron’s Chinook helicopters have a demi-Pegasus painted onto the helicopter’s tail rotor pylon together with the Gurkha Flash of 48 Gurkha Infantry Brigade.
The Kukri Flash commemorates 28 Squadron’s former forty year association with the Gurkhas which ended in 1994.
The Brigade asked the Squadron to wear the Flash to remember its connection with the Gurkhas.
Later in the year HQBG staff will conduct a reciprocal visit to RAF Benson.