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Pipe Up For Key Workers

13th April 2020

Supporting Keyworkers during the Coronavirus

The Pipes and Drums of 1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles struck up 'Scotland the Brave' in support of keyworkers across the country, last Thursday.

A sound more familiar to a dreich Scottish hillside echoed over the North Downs of Kent, as Gurkhas joined the nation in showing their support for frontline workers tackling the coronavirus outbreak.

The Pipes and Drums of The First Battalion, The Royal Gurkha Rifles struck up ‘Scotland the Brave’ at Sir John Moore Barracks in Folkestone to join bagpipers across the country taking part in #PipeUpForKeyWorkers

Playing in the Pipes and Drums is a secondary role for the unit’s assault pioneers, who are infantry soldiers trained to carry out basic combat engineering tasks like building defensive positions or clearing obstacles.

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