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Gurkhas tackle the pace stick

18th June 2017

World Pace Sticking Championship

‘Get On Parade’:


A team of Gurkhas took part in the World Pace Sticking Championship representing the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst on 15th June 2017 which was also held at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. 


Altogether, there were 22 teams which included 15 of the best British Army teams. 

One of teams was fielded solely by Gurkhas:

  • Warrant Officer Class 2 Suresh
  • Colour Sergeant Ram
  • Colour Sergeant Bikas

The team managed to come 9th overall and the 4th British Army team by the end of event.

The challenge for the team was the fact the drill is done at standard pace of 120 beats per minute with a 30-inch step, Gurkhas march at at 140 beats per minute. 

But the team took on the challenge and performed very well.

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