The Triple Crown Challenge 15 took place in Worthy Down, Winchester yesterday on 14 May 15. The event is organised annually to encourage all AGC Personnel to uphold their Corps ethos as in reflecting the Soldier first principles.
The Competition was divided into two groups: The 12 Miles March and Shoot Competition and the Military Skills Competition. Altogether, 7 teams from Gurkha Staff and Personnel Support (GSPS) took part in the 12 Miles March and Shoot competition for the Colonel Commandant Brigade of Gurkhas Cup along with more than 100 AGC teams competing for their Corps Trophy.
This year, 1 RGR successfully won the Col Comdt Brigade of Gurkhas trophy beating the last year’s winner, 2 RGR who had to settle down as runners up. 1 RGR Team Captain, LCpl Roshan Tamang said that the team deserved to win this year’s trophy, as they were practicing hard regularly. He also added that the weather was in their favour as they had practiced in a much hotter climate as compared to the UK.
The Adjutant General, Lieutenant General Sir G W Berragan KBE CB presented the prizes to the winning teams and also spoke with Sandhurst based GSPS team about the GSPS commitment in the Triple Crown Challenge. He said that it was incredible to see about one third of the whole GSPS Cohort taking part in the event. The competition ended after the prize distribution and winner team photographs with OC GSPS, Maj Bijayant Sherchan and other senior GSPS Ranks.
Some glimpses from the event