The Colonel of the Regiment (CoR), Major General ASJ Fay CB visited the Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment (QOGLR) officers and soldiers currently on Public Duties (Queen’s Guards) at Buckingham Palace and St James’s Palace on 19th June 2019.
Initially, he was welcomed at Wellington Barracks by the Captain of the Queen’s Guard, Major Nick Heppenstall MBE (Officer Commanding 1 Squadron). He was given a short brief about the Regiment’s planning, preparation, training and the execution of Public Duties.
The CoR then had a chance to observe the Regiment’s custom Drill parade followed by the changing of the Guard parade on the forecourt of Buckingham Palace. After the parade, he visited the Guard room of Buckingham Palace and inspected the soldiers at their guard posts.
He then moved to St James’s Palace where he had a formal lunch with the officers and Warrant Officers on Public Duties. During the lunch, Warrant Officer Class Two Lalkaji Gurung (Duty Warrant Officer/Staff Sergeant Major) presented his father’s, Sergeant Ram Krishna Gurung’s (ex QOGLR), medals to the Gurkha Museum. The Director of the Gurkha Museum thanked the Regiment for its continuous support to the museum.
The day concluded with a formal dinner with the current and former QOGLR Gurkha Majors at St James’s Palace Officers’ Mess.