Gurkhas from the Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment (QOGLR) are taking a break from providing logistical support to the British Army’s warfighting division (3rd (United Kingdom) Division) on operations and exercises to don their ceremonial uniforms once again and support the Household Division by assuming the mantle of Queen’s Guard during the busy months of May and June.
In their distinctive uniforms with black accouterments, khukuri’s, highland brogues and traditional ‘toppi’ hats, the Gurkha’s provided a stark contrast to the scarlet tunics and bearskins of the Coldstream Guards. As an additional difference before every parade, there was a khukuri inspection, in which the soldiers grounded arms, and withdrew their khukuri for inspection by the Inspecting Officer.
Musical support on the 30th of May was provided by the Band of the Brigade of Gurkhas including a section of the Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment Pipes and Drums, demonstrating their historic Scottish connections.
Media by Mick Latter (Twitter: https://twitter.com/mick_latter)