The Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment celebrated its 61st Birthday at Gale Barracks Aldershot.
The day began with the Kasam Khane Parade for Recruit Intake 2017/2018. Major General ASJ Fay CB (Colonel of the Regt), Brigadier Gerry Ewart-Brookes (Commander101 Logistic Brigade) and Colonel CJ Francis MBE ADC (Corps Colonel Royal Logistic Corps) inspected the parade.
The second phase of the event was the Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistic Regt Bhela, the celebration for Regiments 61st Birthday. The cutting of special Birthday Cake was followed by the reading of our history. The final event of Commanders Sword Competition 2019, the inter Squadron Tug of War also took place with the Light Aid Detachment becoming the winners of the Tug of War. 28 Squadron was declared as the overall champions.
Three newly promoted Captains; Captain Uttam Limbu, Captain Surendra Purja and Captain Pawan Sherchan were officially commissioned during the Parade. Two individuals Staff Sergeant (retired) Prakash Rawat and Mrs Kabita Gurung (wife of Sergeant Narendra Gurung) were awarded Regimental Gold Medals for their exemplary service.
We also bid farewell to the outgoing Gurkha Major, Major Chakra Khatri. The day culminated with the customary cultural shows and cocktail dances.
By Warrant Officer Class Two Lalkaji Gurung, Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment