The new Riflemen from Intake 23 for The First Battalion, The Royal Gurkha Rifles have successfully completed their first-ever Jungle training experience in Brunei, led by expert Jungle Instructors. The young Gurkhas gained valuable knowledge and skills in navigating through the difficult terrain and adapting to the hot weather conditions. The jungle offers a unique environment in which to hone dismounted infantry skills and training from individual marksmanship, navigation and survival training to the development of Battle Group level jungle warfare doctrine.
British Forces Brunei (BFB) is based there at the request of His Majesty the Sultan and is centred on the outskirts of Seria in the west of the country. Tuker Lines is home to Headquarters BFB and the Resident Infantry Battalion (RIB), currently The First Battalion, The Royal Gurkha Rifles. The RIB is the British Army’s only fully acclimatised jungle specialist Battalion and rotates every three years with its sister Battalion in the UK to maintain operational currency.