DG Capability and also Colonel of the Queen’s Gurkha Signals, General N A W Pope CBE, cut the ceremonial ribbon and declared HQBG’s new offices at the Former Army Staff College at RMA Sandhurst officially open for business today. The morning event was hosted by Colonel BG, Colonel James Robinson, and involved a tour of the facilities, the welcoming of new HQ staff members and tea and coffee.
“The Gurkhas have been associated with Sandhurst through the training and transport companies for many years, and coming here today you get a sense of coming home,” said General Pope at the opening. “The boys have done a fantastic job of taking a piece of the former staff college and turning it into a bit of Gurkha land. It’s worked its magic on me already and I think we have to take that magic and make sure it seeps into the rest of Sandhurst and the wider public as a whole. We are now where we want to be; close to our organisations we work with and closer to our people”
Colonel BG also used the moment to officially welcome new communications officer, Ken Pike, and the G200 project officer, Lieutenant Colonel Robert Bruce OBE, with an official brigade tie and a traditional khada. He added: “These two new additions will be important in ensuring the success of next year’s celebrations surrounding 200 years of service to the British crown. With some senior staff set for changeover we need to ensure there is some consistency and continuity of purpose and Robert and Ken can help to achieve that at the planning and communications level.”
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