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Commander BATUK Coin

12th December 2022
Commander BATUK Coin

Acting Corporal Bhupendra Rana from 69 Gurkha Field Squadron, Queen’s Gurkha Engineers, received a Commander BATUK Coin in recognition of his exceptional leadership, dedication, and professionalism during his deployment on TDS British Army Training Unit (BATUK), Kenya.

He is currently being employed as a Plant Section Commander for the duration of the 12 months.

Outside the UK, the largest number of UK Armed Forces deployments are currently training or on operations in Africa.

The UK has deployed many short-term military training teams to help build the capacity of national military forces, ensuring a number of states across Africa can respond appropriately and proportionally to the security threats they face, including terrorism, the illegal wildlife trade, violations of human rights and emerging humanitarian crises.

BATUK is a permanent training support unit based mainly in Nanyuki, 200 km north of Nairobi, but with a small element in Nairobi. BATUK provides demanding training to exercising units preparing to deploy on operations or assume high-readiness tasks. BATUK consists of around 100 permanent staff and reinforces short tour cohort of another 280 personnel.

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