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Gurkha Soldiers Celebrate Newly-Formed Company

Soldiers from the Brigade of Gurkhas have paraded in Wiltshire to mark the formation of a Gurkha Company (Tavoleto).

Soldiers from the Brigade of Gurkhas have celebrated the formation of a new company by parading through Warminster in Wiltshire.

The recently formed Gurkha Company (Tavoleto) comes from the transition of Training Support Company, a sub-unit in the Brigade of Gurkhas.

The parade was attended by friends and family of personnel and members of the Gurkha Brigade Association

Musical support was provided by 1st Battalion the Royal Gurkha Rifles Pipes and Drums.

'Tavoleto is an interesting name'

The name of the recently formed Gurkha Company comes from a battle honour earned during World War Two by Second Battalion 7th Duke of Edinburgh's Own Gurkha Rifles, as it was known at the time.

The battalion was part of a battle at Monte Cassino in Italy, and was awarded the honour for seizing a hilltop in the town.

Second Battalion completed its service during World War Two in Greece as British forces stabilised the country following the end of German occupation.

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Speaking about the name the companies Officer Commanding, Major Prakash Gurung said:

"This is really good history and will be an inspiration to my soldiers"

He also said the regiment was "very excited and very proud" to be in this parade which marks the first day of the formation of the Gurkha company.

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