Royal Gurkha Rifles complete Exercise Askari Storm in Kenya

Royal Gurkha Regiment in Kenya
1RGR Battlegroup have finished the final phase of Exercise Askari Storm. Photo: Facebook/BATUKOfficial

The Royal Gurkha Rifles (1RGR) Battlegroup have completed a complex and intensive final test exercise (FTX) as part of Exercise Askari Storm which culminated in a battlegroup attack on a complex position defended by a company of enemy soldiers.

Posting an update to their Facebook page, 1RGR said: “The FTX was a serious test to our Battlegroup.

“We faced a number of challenges, but we managed to cope with them and exceeded the aims we set for ourselves.”

Forming part of the Brigade of Gurkhas, the Royal Gurkha Rifles (RGR) is a rifle regiment of the British Army.

Unlike other regiments in the British Army, RGR soldiers are recruited from Nepal, which is neither a dependent territory of the United Kingdom nor a member of the Commonwealth.

The regiment’s motto is “Better to die than to be a coward”.

Having completed their training session with the British Army Training Unit Kenya (BATUK), the Gurkhas will now return from the training area to enjoy some well earned rest, relaxation and adventurous training.

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