This year marked the 78th anniversary of the Liberation of the city of Medicina, important battle of the Second World War in Northern Italy. Not only remembered for it being one of the last battles against the Germans in Italy, but also for the unusual situation where 2/6GR were operating as “Armoured Infantry” supported by our partner armoured regiment the 14/20th Kings Hussars. This partnership has developed into a long standing relationship which is sustained to this day through successor regiments; The Royal Gurkha Rifles and the Kings Royal Hussars.
This year Support (Medicina) Company of the 1st Battalion Royal Gurkha Rifles (1 RGR) celebrated the Liberation of Medicina on 16 April. It is from this Company that the young soldiers who joined the Association’s visit to Medicina in April 2022 serve and are now stationed in Brunei. After the visit in 2022, Anthony Vosper commissioned the flag with Flagmakers and then subsequently presented it to the Chief of Staff at RHQ in Camberley for onward carriage to SP(Medicina) Coy, 1RGR in Brunei where it now flys outside the office of Support (Medicina) Company 1 RGR where ever they might be.”
Major ADO Bredin (Retd)