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New Gurkha Major, Gurkha ARRC Support Battalion

15th September 2023

Major Deny Gurung MVO, Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment, Gurkha Major, Gurkha ARRC Support Battalion

Major Deny Gurung MVO is a seventh-generation descendent of the esteemed Sikari Sardar Banshu Gurung lineage, originating from the western part of Nepal.

An initial academic pursuit in Business at Nepal Commerce Campus was swiftly eclipsed by his enlistment into the Brigade of Gurkhas in February 1993. Completing basic training at the Training Depot Brigade of Gurkhas in Hong Kong, he was initially posted to the Queen’s Own Gurkha Transport Regiment. A subsequent assignment led him to 28 Squadron, 10 Transport Regiment, Royal Logistic Corps, in Colchester. His operational deployments began with Operation GRAPPLE VI to the Former Republic of Yugoslavia in 1995, followed by Operation RESOLUTE in 1996, Operation LANGAR to East Timor in 1999, Operation TELIC 7 to Iraq in 2006, and Operation HERRICK 11 to Afghanistan in 2009.

Ascending through the ranks, he was commissioned from Warrant Officer Class Two in January 2015. Upon commissioning, he was designated Platoon Commander at the Infantry Training Centre Catterick, a role preceded by previous engagement at the same institution. He returned to active regimental duty as Squadron Second in Command in May 2017. In January 2019, he was appointed to the role of Gurkha Adjutant and selected for Queen’s Gurkha Orderly Officer (QGOO), one of the greatest honours that can be bestowed upon a Gurkha Officer. Along with his primary role as the Gurkha Adjutant, as a QGOO, he had the privilege of attending the Sovereign at Investitures in Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle as well as State occasions and other formal and informal events.

In July 2020, he assumed the responsibilities of Quartermaster Technical at the ARRC Support Battalion. His mandate included the meticulous oversight of the Battalion’s equipment entitlement and support to the 3-star NATO Headquarters. June 2022 marked his reassignment to 10 the Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment as Regimental Career Management Officer. On promotion to Major, he assumed the post of Gurkha Major at Gurkha ARRC Support Battalion in August 2023.

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