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Gurkhas learn the Bagpipes

12th March 2020

Gurkhas learn the Bagpipes

You can learn how to play the bagpipes in the British Army by attending the prestigious training courses run by The Army School of Bagpipe Music based in Edinburgh.

On the last course we had three Gurkhas attending from The Royal Gurkha Rifles (RGR) and they are now ready to take up their place in their units as pipers and also support The Band of the Brigade of Gurkhas at various high profile events around the world.

It is no easy task to learn to play the bagpipes and theses young Gurkhas have done extremely well. The Army School of Bagpipe Music and Highland Drumming Class 3 and Class 2 Pass off parade took place at Redford Cavalry Barrack on 11th March 2020.

  • Rifleman Sujan Pun 2 RGR, Best Piper in AA class 3 piper and drummer course.
  • Rifleman Bimal Rai 1 RGR, Most Improve Piper in AA class 2 piper course and First place in Novice March (Walter Drysdale Novice Cup), Army Piping & Drumming Championship 2020.
  • Rifleman Itil Chaudhary 2 RGR, Best Bugler in AA class 3 piper and drummer course.

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