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C Company on fire duty at Chertsey, Surrey during the Firemen’s strike of 1978
Guard Mounting at Buckingham Palace 1977
Her Majesty’s visit to the Battalion in Church Crookham 1978, here talking to the Mortar Platoon, accompanied by Maj BM O’Bree OC Sp Coy and Lt (QGO) Purnabahadur Rana Mortar Pl Comd with Lt Col MJF Wardroper and Maj (QGO) Toyebahadur Chand to the left.
Her Majesty talking to Hon Lt Tulbahadur Pun VC, Church Crookham 1978.
The new Colonel of the Regiment 1978 – Brigadier Sir Noel Short Kt MBE MC
Another batch of Illegal Immigrants for return across the border, Hong Kong 1979
Observing the border from Man Kam To, Hong Kong 1981
November 1982 Reunion Hong Kong – retired officer visitors with British Officers
Hon Lt (GCO) Birkharaj Gurung recruiting in Nepal in the 1980’s
The new Colonel of the Regiment 1983 – Lieutenant General Sir Derek Boorman KCB
A Ladies Dinner Night during the new Colonel of the Regiment’s visit to the Battalion in Seria, Brunei 1983. (Maj John Anderson, BMBG at the time, was also visiting.)
HRH The Prince of Wales’s visit to Brunei in February 1984
HM The Sultan of Brunei, accompanied by Major PPA Gouldsbury, inspects the D Company Guard of Honour, Seria October 1984
Bicycles on the Hong Kong border 1985. Lt Col RF Richardson-Aitken with Comd Gurkha Field Force, Brigadier PR Duffell OBE MC and to his right is Capt (QGO) Purnabahadur Rana.
Apprehending an Illegal Immigrant on the border, Hong Kong 1985
The Battalion’s unbeaten 1985 basketball team with CO and GM, Hong Kong.
HM The Queen escorted by Major Gopalbahadur Gurung MBE, Commander of the Guard of Honour, at Queen’s Pier Hong Kong Island, October 1986.
The Guard of Honour for Her Majesty, Hong Kong 1986.
Public Duties at Buckingham Palace December 1987 – Lt (QGO) Amarbahadur Gurung with his Brigade of Guards counterpart
The new Colonel of the Regiment 1988 – Major General RA Pett MBE
Inter-Platoon competition, Baldy Beacon Belize 1988. MMG/Pioneer Platoon being led by Lt (QGO) Gary Ghale with Sgt Dharambahadur Gurung (later Gurkha Major) sweeping up the stragglers somewhere at the back.
Winners of Bullock Trophy (Inter-Platoon competition) from B Company, Belize 1988 with their Platoon Commander Lt (QGO) Kamal Gurung (squatting just to the right of the trophy).
Her Majesty’s arrival at a rainy Church Crookham in February 1989, escorted by the Commanding Officer, Lt Col DHMcK Briggs, and Gurkha Major Chintabahadur Gurung MVO.
Her Majesty in the Church Crookham Officers’ Mess talking to Lt (QGO) Aitaram Gurung, Capt DJ Hitchcock and Lt JG Cheshire, 1989.
Bugler and Rifleman with Para red beret 1989 (from watercolour by Douglas Anderson)
Anti-Riot training, Gallipoli Barracks, Hong Kong 1989
The Governor of Hong Kong, HE Sir David Wilson GCMG, accompanied by Capt Paterson OC D Coy, Lt Col Collett and Maj Gen Pett, inspects the Parade to mark the presentation of Michael Allmand’s VC to the Regiment, 22nd July 1991
VC Parade, Hong Kong 1991. Major (QGO) Lalbahadur Thapa, led by the Pipe Major Sgt Surabahadur Thapa, troops the VC in front of the Battalion on parade.
Allmand VC presentation guests. From L: Prof C Allmand (brother), Mr Maximo Cheng (ex-77 Bde Int Sect), Brigadier Michael Calvert DSO and Bar, Mrs M Murphy (sister), Hon Lt Tulbahadur Pun VC, Maj (QGO) Khumbahadur Burathoki, Maj P Griffin, Mrs B Allmand.
The Gurkha Officers, the Colonel of the Regiment and Secretary of the Association with the visitors on the occasion of the Allmand VC presentation to the Regiment, Hong Kong July 1991.
The Commanding Officer, Lt Col NA Collett, presenting the Wallace Memorial Trophy to Capt (QGO) Udaikumar Gurung, OC HQ Coy, Hong Kong 1991.
An anti-II patrol or ‘brick’ on the border Hong Kong 1992. The new city of Shenzhen can just be seen in the background.
Captain INA Thomas (4th from right) with Major ARD Shirreff and B Squadron 14th/20th Hussars with their war trophies, Iraq 1991.
In the Brunei jungle 1992
Her Majesty, escorted by the Colonel of the Regiment, Maj Gen RA Pett MBE, arrives at the Tower of London for the Regiment’s 175th Anniversary celebration in UK on 4th November 1992. Lt Col NA Collett escorts HM The Sultan of Brunei.
Her Majesty, accompanied by the Chairman of the Association, Brig Gil Hickey, and the Colonel of the Regiment, talking to Association members and guests at the reception in the Tower for the 175th Anniversary, 1992.
The Parade to mark the 175th Anniversary in Seria, Brunei December 1992. The Colonel of the Regiment, Maj Gen RA Pett MBE, receives a salute from Capt (QGO) Bhaktabahadur Gurung OC B (Mogaung) Company
‘Douglas Bahadur’ Corporal Pimbahadur Gurung became the first Gurkha pilot in the British Army 1983
HM The Queen presents the Queen’s Medal to Lt (QGO) Dharmendra Gurung who won it for the second time, Bisley 1993.
Lt (QGO) Dharmendra Gurung is chaired around Bisley by his team mates and Maj Gen Pett, the Colonel of the Regiment, after receiving the Queen’s Medal from Her Majesty.
The three Queen’s Medallists in 1993 – Lt (QGO) Dharmendra Gurung (1982 and 1993), WO2 Khushiman Gurung (1985) and Rfn Lalitbahadur Gurung (1992). Four Queen’s Medals in less than ten years.
From the Cuttack Legion sepoy of 1817 to the 6th Gurkha rifleman of 1994 – it has been a remarkable journey. ‘Jai Sixth!’