Four Operational Tracking Instructors from The Second Battalion, The Royal Gurkha Rifles (Corporal Bijaya Rai, Corporal Ajaya Tamrakar, Acting Lance Corporal Prabin Yakha and Acting Lance Corporal Arjun Rai) are currently delivering a Pre-Employment Training package in Africa to 1 Royal Irish for Operation CORDED 8.
They have taught the skills and application of tracking, which have been assessed in a number of practical exercises. These skills will allow the tracking teams to be employed in a wide spectrum of roles including search and rescue, law enforcement and wild life conservation, when deployed in theatre.
They are just about to commence their final training exercise with 1 Royal Irish in a culmination of all they have taught. At the end of this, the team from 1 Royal Irish will be prepared to deploy with confidence in their new skillset.