This Day in History: 1992-09-14

The 1st and 2nd Battalions merged to become the 2nd Goorkhas, a designation not used since the 2nd Battalion had been raised in 1886. At a parade at Cassino Lines, Hong Kong, those men either leaving on redundancy or transferring to other regiments saluted the Queen’s Truncheon for the last time.

The 1992 parade: Lieutenant Colonel CP Lavender, Commandant 2nd Battalion (left) and Lieutenant Colonel W F Shuttlewood, Commandant 1st Battalion (right) flank the Colonel of the Regiment, Field Marshal Sir John Chapple.