This Day in History: 1997-04-28
On 28 April 1997 a parade was held by the Royal Gurkha Rifles in the presence of the Colonel-in-Chief, His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, at Queen Elizabeth Barracks, Church Crookham to mark the transfer of the Queen’s Truncheon from custodianship of the 2nd KEO Gurkhas (ownership at that stage formally being with the Sirmoor Rifles Association (UK) Trust) to the Royal Gurkha Rifles. It remains as important to the Royal Gurkha Rifles as it was to the 2nd Goorkhas. Click here to read more about the Queen’s Truncheon.
His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Gurkha Rifles and formerly Colonel-in-Chief of the 2nd Goorkhas, inspects the Queen’s Truncheon.