As part of their on-going build-up to the Gurkha 200 celebrations, BFBS Gurkha Radio have been travelling the globe following the activities of units in the Brigade of Gurkhas. In this footage from Forces TV, ex-QGE MT Corporal, Yograj Rai travels from Brunei to the Falkland Islands to meet-up with 69 Gurkha Fd Sqn QGE, currently deployed on Ex KELP FIRE 15. See the Squadron at work and listen to an interview with the Officer Commanding, Major Mark Hendry RE. Click here to watch video.
In support of the Gurkha Welfare Trust 'Gurkha 200 Appeal' the 'Bhuro Sahebs' will once again be entering as a QGEA team in TRAILWALKER 15, 25-26 July 2015. The Association chairman, Tony Harking and Graham Gibbs will this year be accompanied by Dirgha Saheb from 69 Sqn and the Association social secretary, Ian Moore. We wish them the very best of luck!
If you would like to support the Association team, please visit Graham Gibb's Just Giving page.
To comemorate 200 years of outstanding and loyal Gurkha service to the British Crown, Sgt Lal Rana and his two four-man teams from 69 Gurkha Field Squadron are currently in training to take on the Falklands Challenge. On 4 April 2015 the teams will set off in relay from Port San Carlos and, following in the footsteps of 1st Battalion, 7th (Duke of Edinburgh's Own) Gurkha Rifles during the 1982 Campaign, complete the 200km route via Goose Green to finish at Stanley.
The teams have set a target of raising £3,000 for the Gurkha Welfare Trust, the Falkland's Veterans Foundation and Community Action Nepal. If you would like support Sgt Lal and his teams you can make a donation to their cause by going to their Just Giving page.
You can also follow their progress as they continue to prepare for the event by following their Facebook page.