120 new Trainee Riflemen have joined the ranks within the Brigade of Gurkhas after successfully completing their 9 months of rigorous training in Catterick on 9 Oct 14.
The young men paraded in front of a packed audience with the band of the Brigade playing at the event. Trainee Rifleman Nichahang Rai was presented with the overall Champion Recruit award by Maj Gen T B Radford DSO OBE, GOC FTC who was the Reviewing Officer of the event. All recruits have already been allocated their Cap badges within the Brigade of Gurkhas. The allocation are as follows:
1 RGR- 30
2 RGR- 30
Brigade Band- 2
The graduates then treated their friends and family to a special demonstration including dancing, Taekwondo skills and combat tactics as well as the famous Kukri dance.
The former Officer Commanding of the Gurkha Company Catterick, Maj Anderson said this intake had one of the highest calibre of cadets throughout their training, and the Brigade will welcome them amongst their ranks.