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Brigade Week 2019 briefs and guest speakers

11th July 2019

Brigade Week 2019 took place from 8th – 13th July involving numerous Gurkha personnel and administrative staff support for many meetings, a briefing day, cocktail party, Dinner night and finally the Brigade Bhela on 13th July.
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On Monday 8th July series of meetings were held including

  • Brigade of Gurkhas Steering Group
  • Media Officers meeting
  • Gurkha Majors Kabal

With most of the Headquarters deployed over to Shorncliffe for the Royal Gurkha Rifles 25th Anniversary there were no meetings on the Tuesday. However on the Wednesday the 10th July the Brigade held its annual briefing day.
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Over 800 Gurkhas covering all ranks and guests gathered at Churchill Hall, RMAS for a day of briefings and guest speakers:

  • Brigade update – Colonel Brigade of Gurkhas, Colonel James Robinson CBE
  • News from Nepal – Colonel Richard Goodman MBE and Major Sandy Nightingale
  • Gurkha Welfare Trust update – Major (Retd) Hemchandra Rai MBE BEM
  • The Gurkha Contingent Singapore Police – DAC Will Ketford MBE GCSPF
  • The Annual Heritage Lecture ‘The 1947 to 1966 years’ – Mr Gavin Edgerley-Harris
  • Operation CLARET Experiences – Brigader (Retd) Bruce Jackman OBE MC
  • Key Note Speaker: Leadership – Lord Karan Bilimoria CBE DL
  • Colonel Commandant’s Address – Lieutenant General Sir Nick Pope KCB CBE

On the Thursday 11th July.

  • Royal Gurkha Rifles RAB(O)
  • Pre unit move meeting
  • Religious leaders meeting
  • Regimental Career Management meeting

On the Friday 12th July:

  • Royal Gurkha Rifles Corps Council
  • Royal Gurkha Rifles Trustees Meeting
  • Royal Gurkha Rifles Colonels Meeting

See all the photographs of the meetings and briefs here. 

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