Gurkhas from C Company 2 Royal Gurkhas Rifles are currently on exercise in Australia on Exercise PACIFIC KUKRI 19.
They are delighted to be exercising in Australia. The UK has traditionally enjoyed a close relationship with Australia and these links have been reinforced by shared experiences in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan. Gurkhas and Australian soldiers have fought together in these and previous conflicts.
The Officer Commanding said; “We are delighted that the Australian Army is willing to host an infantry company from UK Battalion, 2 Royal Gurkha Rifles, who are based in Brunei. The company benefits from being able to utilise the Australian Training Areas for the conduct of unilateral training. The Australian Army extends support by providing logistic support and range safety support”.
Exercise Pacific Kukri is an annual event that alternates between Australia and New Zealand and gives the Gurkhas a chance to practice many of their required military skills and develop leadership amongst the Non-Commissioned Officers and Officers and make new friends and working relationships with the Australian Army.