Army Operation Shooting Competition 2019

The Brigade of Gurkhas again excelled at the Army Operational Shooting Competition (AOSC) 2019 known as the Bisley Shooting Competition. This is the biggest shooting competition in the British Army, held annually at the Bisley Camp in Pirbright, Surrey.

Shooting teams take part not only from across the British Army but also a number of International Military Teams participate. This year’s AOSC was held on Thursday 20th June 2018 and Brigade of Gurkhas performed extremely well in the competition. 

The Queen’s Medal winner

The best shot prize is the Queen’s Medal which was won by Corporal Subash Rai 2 Royal Gurkha Rifles (RGR) who was carried on a chair in the traditional manner by senior officers including Colonel Brigade of Gurkhas.

Regular Army Queen Medal Competition and Unit Service Weapons Team Championship.
Individual Prizes.

  • The winner of the Cheylesmore Cup – Private (Pte) Upendra Gurung, 10 Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment (QOGLR)
  • The winner of the Roupell Cup – Corporal (Cpl) Dhan Ghale, 1 RGR
  • The winner of the Henry Whitehead Cup and the Association Cup – Cpl Kumar Gurung, Queen’s Gurkha Engineers (QGE), 36 Engineer Regiment
  • The winner of the Roberts Cup – Lance Corporal (LCpl) Amrit Gurung, 2 RGR 
  • The winner of the Far East LF Cup – Rifleman (Rfn) Ashish Gurung, 1 RGR
  • The winner of the Western Command Cup – LCpl Resham Pun, Queen’s Gurkha Signal (QG Signals), 30 Signal Regiment
  • The winner of the Malta Cup – Rfn Yugal Gurung, 2 RGR 
  • The winner of the Graham Trophy, a large presentation Khukri and the Worcestershire Cup – LCpl Sagar Somare
  • The winner of the Graham Trophy, The Bullock Trophy and Large presentation Khukri – Cpl Subash Rai
  • The winner of the Young soldier Challenge Cup – Rfn Milan Buduja Pun, 1 RGR 
  • The winner of the Manchester Regiment Cup – LCpl Sagar Somare, 1 RGR 
  • The winner of the ARA Bronze Jewel – Cpl Dhan Ghale, 1 RGR 
  • The winner of the ARA Silver Jewel – Rfn Nishal Thapa, 1 RGR 
  • The winner of the ARA Gold Jewel – Cpl Subash Rai, 2 RGR

Team Prizes

  • The winners of the KRRC Cup, the Coronation Cup, The RASC Cup, The Eastern Comd Cup and the Malta Challenge Cup – 1 RGR 
  • The winners of the Royal Irish Cup, The Britannia Trophy and the Parachute Regiment Cup – 2 RGR
  • The winners of the 6th QEO Gurkha Rifles Trophy – 10 QOGLR
  • Overall Unit Champions 2019: The Winner of the Dunlop Trophy – 1 RGR

Top 100

57 shooters out of 100 were Gurkhas who will all receive an Army 100 badge – a significant number.