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Promotions on EUFOR Exercise for 1 Royal Gurkha Rifles

7th October 2019

Mr Matt Field the British Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina was given the opportunity to present some promotions to members of 1 Royal Gurkha Rifles whilst they were undertaking Exercise Swift Response 2019 in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Promotion through the ranks is an important part of being in the British Army. To receive your promotion whilst on a major Exercise or Operation of such significance and be presented with it by a key person is something the well deserving Gurkhas that were promoted will remember for a long time.

Mr Matt Field said; “It was my privilege today to visit 1 Royal Gurkha Rifles, and present 13 of them with their promotions”.

European Union Force in Bosnia and Herzegovina (EUFOR) annual exercise Quick Response 2019 proves the ability to reinforce in-theatre troops

From 7-11 October 2019 EUFOR Operation Althea is conducting the 2019 iteration of its exercise series Quick Response.

The exercise demonstrates EUFOR’s capability to reinforce troops in the country in case the safe and secure environment is endangered.

Quick Response 2019 will take place all over the country, in close co-operation with local authorities, law enforcement agencies and the Armed Forces of BiH. Additional troops from Austria, Bulgaria, Romania and the United Kingdom will support the exercise, being a part of EUFOR’s reserve forces held at high readiness in their home countries.

The exercise exemplifies EUFOR’s 100% commitment to maintain peace and stability in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Ready. Strong. United. Reliable.

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