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.