Recruit intake 22 were deployed to the military training ground near Thetford, Norfolk during October 2022. Exercise DEFENCE would feature a number of serials over 4 days, including CBRN, trenches and attacks on enemy positions.
For the first time Corporals from the other infantry training regiments in Catterick attended the exercise to lead Recruit Intake personnel. This would be a great learning experience for our own Gurkhas but also allowed interaction by the wider Army with the Brigade of Gurkhas.
We visited Recruit intake 22 and staff for a day and managed to capture some great media content about the tasks they were set as they work their way towards the end of their training on the 1st of December, which will complete their soldier training, before they join their units or start their phase 2 trade courses.