Latest QGEA News
5 Oct 13 - Rob Cross, one of our members and his wife have organised and are leading a group on a Nepal trek in aid of the GWT. He wishes to thank those who have already supported his endeavour and encourage others to help as well. The attached notice provides details of the plan & how you can support the GWT. Click Here
28 Sep 13 - Congratulations and Happy 65th Birthday to The QGE. The main celebrations have been taking part at Invicta Park Barracks throughout today. There are some excellent photos of the event on the Regiment’s Facebook Page .Click Here
16 Sep 13 - To commemorate the 65th Anniversary of The QGE the Regiment is commissioning a Glengoyne "Own Label" Highland Single Malt Whisky. A single personalised bottle retails at £37.99. If we secure an order between 72-119 the price per bottle will be £24.00 inc. VAT. The personalised label be as shown here. If you would like to place an order please contact Buddhi Saheb on email@example.com. The aspiration is to have the Whisky available for collection at The Regt Birthday in Maidstone on 28th Sep 13. Other arrangements will be made for those unable to attend.
6 Sep 13 - The Brigade of Gurkhas are trawling for individuals who would be prepared to assist in organising G200 events overseas, please see the notice below for further detail:
The aim of G200 is ‘To mark 200 years of Gurkha service to the Crown, in an event that enhances the Brigade’s reputation both nationally and internationally, in order to contribute to the maintenance of the Brigade of Gurkhas in the Army’s order of battle and to enhance support for the GWT.”
There is a requirement to identify key personnel overseas who may be able to provide assistance in running G200 overseas events in support of the GWT(UK). The intention would be to mark and publicise G200, provide a forum for a Gurkha re-union/celebrations with the potential for fund raising opportunities in support of GWT(UK). Potential overseas countries include:
· Hong Kong
· Gulf States (Oman, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Emirates, Kuwait)
· New Zealand
· S Africa
This list is not exhaustive and members in other countries not identified above, may volunteer their services. The G200 Overseas Co-ordinators, once identified and confirmed, will be kept informed by e-mail of all G200 Committee Meetings agendas and minutes, and contributes to the overall G200 matrix.
I would be grateful if potential starters and volunteers could forward their names and e-mail contacts details direct to the G200 Secretary, Major Bruce MacKay at GurkhasBde-RegtSec@mod.uk by 2nd October 2013.
20 Aug 13 - Details for the Dedication of the Gurkha Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum on 13 Sep 13 can be found attached here. There is no restriction on attendance for those that wish to attend, however GBA funding will extend to 39 tickets only. Above this number, GBA members will be asked to cover the costs for tea and lunch at £11 per person. Members of the QGEA are asked to let the QGEA Secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org) know if you would like to attend by 30 Aug 13.
19 Aug 13 - A team of QGE soldiers headed up by WO2 Govinda Bahadur Rana are currently in training to carry out the 3 Peaks Challenge with a Gurkha twist - carrying 25kg Dokos! The challenge is in support of the Gurkha Welfare Trust and the team will start on 21 Sep 13. The team have a Facebook page that you can visit to see how the training is going. If you would like to support Ex THREE PEAKS CHALLENGE GURKHA WAYS with a donation to the GWT, please visit the team’s Justgiving page.
1 Aug 13 - LCpl Santosh has written about the QGE teams’ experience during this last weekend’s Trailwalker event. Both QGE teams (Team Ishwor and Team Balaram) finished in the top 10. Photos of the event can be found in the picture gallery (see the link up on the left) and Santosh’s article is attached.
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29 Jul 13 - Please find attached the details and proforma for attendance at the Regimental Birthday Celebrations, QGEA AGM and Black Tie Dinner to mark the handover of Colonels’ of the Regiment on Saturday 28 September 2013. The agenda for the AGM is here.
29 Jul 13 - Congratulations to both QGE teams during Trailwalker with the QGEA A team finishing 3rd with a time of 11hrs 34 min. Photos to follow.
26 Jul 13 - The GWT Trailwalker team, The Gurkha Bhuros, are tackling Trailwalker yet again this year and the event is now upon us. Although one member of the usual team has had to drop out, a QGE soldier has stepped up to the mark and filled the gap. Good luck to the Gurkha Bhuros, the QGE teams and all Brigade of Gurkhas teams this weekend. You can donate to the GWT at the team’s Justgiving page here.
10 Jul 13 - The 4th edition of 70 Gurkha Fd Sqn’s Kluang Camp ko Halkhabar magazine detailing their work on Ex SAILFISH in Kenya can be found here.
Dates for the Diary
28 Sep 13 - QGEA AGM and QGE Birthday celebrations and black tie dinner
7 Nov 13 - GBA Dinner Night - The Army and Navy Club