On 1st September 2020 Gurkha Intake 20 trainees were assigned their capbadges at a parade at the Gurkha Company Catterick, located at the Infantry Training Centre in Catterick.
This is a very proud and important day for the Trainees and the Gurkha family. Senior representatives from each of the Gurkha capbadges and units were present, along with Colonel Brigade of Gurkhas, to personally congratulate the young trainees on their assignments to either; one of the two Battalions of the Royal Gurkha Rifles, Queen’s Gurkha Signals, Queen’s Gurkha Engineers, Gurkha Staff and Personnel Support, the Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment or the Band of the Brigade of Gurkhas.
The trainees still have some weeks to go until they pass out of the training and join their units later this year. Seven months into their nine-month journey to becoming a British Army Gurkha, the 432 Trainee Riflemen discovered the Regiment or Battalion they will be joining after the Pass out Parade in November this year.
This milestone is key and they now all can start to understand how they fit into the Gurkha Family and the type of roles they will be taking on when they finish in Catterick.