The Gurkha Brigade Association represents all the Regimental Associations of Britain’s Brigade of Gurkhas. Veterans and serving, and all ranks, anyone who has served with the Brigade of Gurkhas is a member. Our role is to foster comradeship and welfare, to preserve the heritage and history of the Brigade of Gurkhas and to sponsor and support Association or Brigade events. We work very closely with Headquarters the Brigade of Gurkhas, the Gurkha Welfare Trust and the Gurkha Museum, for the benefit of our soldiers and ex-servicemen. We provide information on relevant news and events, in UK and abroad, as well as help and advice for those starting a second career outside the Brigade
Staff Sergeant Kishan Ale from The Queen’s Gurkha Signals, currently serving at Blandford Garrison Support Unit, was awarded this year’s Fishmongers’ Gold Medal Award.
This award is presented to an officer or a soldier who has contributed significantly to enhance tradition, kaida and reputation of the Brigade of Gurkhas in the preceding year. The award ceremony took place on 12th March 2020 in the Fishmongers’ Company Hall, central London.
The Fishmongers’ Company is one of the oldest City Guilds, with a rich history that expands over 700 years. The gold medals were presented by the Prime Warden of the Worshipful company of Fishmongers, Mr David Jones DL to the outstanding performers from various Arms and Services affiliated with the Fishmongers’ Company; the Brigade of Gurkhas, the Royal Navy, the Royal Air Force and The Parachute Regiment. The Prime Warden presented five gold medals to this year’s medal recipients.
The event commenced with a guided tour of the Hall followed by pre-lunch drinks, medal presentations and lunch. The presence of the Princess Royal, HRH Princess Anne, made the event a once in a lifetime opportunity for the medal recipients.