Soldiers of the Royal Gurkha Rifles celebrated the regiment's 24th anniversary with a tug of war and other physical activities. Photo: BFBS Brunei@Facebook

The Royal Gurkha Rifles regiment recently celebrated its 24th anniversary in Brunei with a day of physical challenges, sports and competitions.

The celebration kicked off with a soccer match, tug of war and the British Army Warrior Fitness Challenge, which is a relay of running, jumping, squats, weights and rowing, Forces Network reported.

Photo: BFBS Brunei@Facebook

Jamie Murray, commanding officer of British Forces Brunei, wished all those connected with the RGR “a very happy birthday” no matter where they are around the world.

“I wish them Godspeed and good luck in all the things they are doing,” Murray said.

Photo: BFBS Brunei@Facebook

On July 1, 1994, the British government formed the Royal Gurkha Rifles after it decided to reduce and remodel the structure of the British Army. The RGR is the sole Gurkha infantry regiment of the British Army.

The RGR was formed from the remaining four Gurkha Infantry Regiments: 2nd King Edward VII’s Own Gurkha Rifles (The Sirmoor Rifles), 6th Queen Elizabeth’s Own Gurkha Rifles, 7th Duke of Edinburgh’s Own Gurkha Rifles, and 10th Princess Mary’s Own Gurkha Rifles.

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