The Gurkha Brigade Association represents all the Regimental Associations of Britain’s Brigade of Gurkhas. Veterans and serving, and all ranks, anyone who has served with the Brigade of Gurkhas is a member. Our role is to foster comradeship and welfare, to preserve the heritage and history of the Brigade of Gurkhas and to sponsor and support Association or Brigade events. We work very closely with Headquarters the Brigade of Gurkhas, the Gurkha Welfare Trust and the Gurkha Museum, for the benefit of our soldiers and ex-servicemen. We provide information on relevant news and events, in UK and abroad, as well as help and advice for those starting a second career outside the Brigade
For the last three weeks 22 Gurkhas have been learning how to become polished ceremonial drill instructors in Shorncliffe, Kent.
It is key that the Brigade of Gurkhas has experts in this area so they can pass on their knowledge and make sure the Brigade is capable to deliver first class drill on parades and other ceremonial events. But it can also help individuals who may be assigned to training roles across the British Army, including phase one Initial training.
The course is run and delivered by the dedicated Brigade Training Team (BTT) based at Shorncliffe. The team run a number of courses covering may aspects of military training to prepare our individuals for future employment and preparation for external courses including at the Infantry Battle School in Brecon.
The Passing Out Parade for the Course took place at Sir John More Barracks, Folkestone in the presence of Colonel David Robinson, (Colonel Brigade of Gurkhas). The best student trophy was awarded to Lance Corporal Sagar Somare from A Company, The First Battalion, The Royal Gurkha Rifles.
Images by BFBS Gurkha