From May to Jul 2019, members of 10 The Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment (10 QOGLR), led by 1 Squadron, will have the privilege of performing Ceremonial Public Duties.
It is a rare opportunity for any regiment not in the Household Division to undertake Public Duties and is a fantastic opportunity to fly the flag for wider The Royal Logistic Corps and the British Army.
10 QOGLR previously had the honour of performing these duties in 1994 and 2015, but never before for the entire summer period.
To prepare, the Regt has been busy sourcing uniforms for all personnel undertaking Public Duties. This has occasionally been a challenge, as not all the uniforms have been the correct size for Gurkha soldiers. Therefore, they have been tailored to fit each individual by the Aldershot Garrison tailor.
To ensure that all uniforms are up to standard, there will be a final inspection on the 26 Apr by the Senior Major and the Master Tailor from London District.
Concurrently, all personnel taking part in Public Duties have undergone two weeks of in-house drill training. They are now under the watchful eye of the Grenadier Guards training team, which will ensure that all personal drill, formations and drill sequences come up to standard.
Despite preparing for Public Duties, 10 QOGLR has continued to support its regimental and overseas commitments ensuring that it can remain an effective and deployable regiment at the same time.
10 QOGLR will mount the first guard on 5 May 2019.