On Tuesday 22 March Colonel Brigade of Gurkhas, Colonel James Robinson, provided an update to a group of those soldiers from the Brigade who were wounded in Afghanistan and have since left the Army. Also supporting was Maj Dammarbahadur Shahi, the new SO2 Pers Policy FTRS at HQBG. The briefing was held in the Visitors’ Centre in Sir John Moore Barracks in Shorncliffe and was also attended by a number of the 2RGR leaders who are due shortly to deploy to Kabul on Op TORAL. The briefing covered a range of activities which Brigade units have been involved in over the last few months and highlighted some growth of the Brigade which will increase conversion to full careers and increase promotion opportunities in the coming years. Maj Dammarbahadur Shahi added – “These kind of event will keep happening in the future to support our wounded soldiers who have left the Brigade. We are planning to organise one in Hampshire area in near future as it covers most of the Brigade’s retired community.”
As the event drew to a conclusion all present were delighted to see the famous TV presenter, Alan Titchmarsh, surprise Haribahadur Magar to tell him that he had been selected for a garden makeover and will be appearing on the ITV programme, “Love Your Garden” later in the year. ITV cameras were there to capture the moment. The briefing was then followed by photographs and tipaan-tapaan.
The RGR will be laying on transport for the wounded and their families to attend the Brigade Bhela/Nepal Cup Final on Saturday 9 July in Aldershot.