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Exercise Gallipoli Star 2 Preparing for Australia – 2 RGR

14th March 2022

Preparing to Exercise in Australia – 2 RGR

B (Gallipoli) Company, The Second Battalion, The Royal Gurkha Rifles (2 RGR) have just completed Exercise Gallipoli Star 2.

The seven-day live tire tactical training exercise was in preparation the Company Group’s deployment to Australia on Exercise PACIFIC KHUKURI 22 (EX PK 22). B Company built up from individual fire and manoeuvre to section attack and defence, both by day and night.

The opportunity to hone skills before deploying to EX PK 22 will enable B Company Group to hit the ground running on an arduous exercise. Not only an essential week of training for experienced soldiers, this series of ranges was also the first live-fire training conducted by the new recruit intake 21 since arriving at Battalion.

Exercise Gallipoli Star 2 preparing for Australia – 2 RGR
Exercise Gallipoli Star 2 preparing for Australia – 2 RGR

B Company, supported by elements from Recce, Antitank, Machine Gun, Sniper, Mortar and Pioneer Platoons, will soon deploy to Australia on EX PK 22, the largest overseas exercise 2 RGR has deployed on since 2019.

By Second Lieutenant Samuel Williams, The Second Battalion, The Royal Gurkha Rifles

Exercise Gallipoli Star 2 preparing for Australia – 2 RGR
Exercise Gallipoli Star 2 preparing for Australia – 2 RGR

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