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Gurkhas train to be Military Drill Instructors with the Brigade Training Team

11th February 2022

Training to be Military Drill Instructors

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.

Gurkha’s train to be Military Drill Instructors with the Brigade Training Team
Gurkha’s train to be Military Drill Instructors with the Brigade Training Team

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.

Gurkha’s train to be Military Drill Instructors with the Brigade Training Team
Gurkha’s train to be Military Drill Instructors with the Brigade Training Team
Gurkha’s train to be Military Drill Instructors with the Brigade Training Team

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

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