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New Gurkha Soldiers Commissioned At Nuneaton

Family members flew in for the occasion.

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Gurkha soldiers on parade (Picture: British Army). 

Forty-six trainee Gurkha soldiers have joined the Queen’s Gurkha Signals (QGS) after a commission parade at Gamecock Barracks, Bramcote near Nuneaton.

The troops had completed training at Catterick, as well as six weeks of trade selection induction at 30th Signal Regiment, Bramcote.

In accordance to regimental tradition, two newly commissioned Gurkha officers were also attested and officially commissioned.

Smiles all around: one Gurkha soldier during the ceremony (Picture: British Army).

To celebrate, more than one hundred members of 30th Signal Regiment gathered on the parade square, bedecked in full ceremonial dress and medals.  

Also on the parade square were pipers and drummers, providing musical entertainment for those present.

“This has been a proud day for our regiment as we welcomed these new soldiers and saw the Queen’s commission officially granted to two Gurkha officers,” said Commander of the Queen’s Gurkha Signals, Lieutenant Colonel Hannah Stoy.

"The formal ceremony is a wonderful opportunity to recognise what they have achieved to get here."

Watching were a number of Gurkha family members who had made the journey all the way from Nepal for the ceremony.

Afterwards, the Gurkhas, their families and other Army personnel were treated to a traditional Gurkha curry lunch.