His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, is Colonel in Chief of both the Gurkhas and 7 Flight Army Air Corps. On October 31, 2008 Lieutenant Colonel AJP Bourne OBE, the Commanding Officer of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Gurkha Rifles and British Forces Brunei welcomed Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall’s visit to the British Forces in Seria.
A photo tells a thousand words, eighty-five more surely put me at the risk of being overly long- winded. There are times when you just cannot sum up an event with a couple of photos especially one that may well be a once-in-a-lifetime experience (or more precisely, once in my lifetime). Rather than echo what’s been reported in the papers I am delighted and honoured to present a photo documentary of the event as a personal tribute the British Forces community.
Their Royal Highnesses arrived at the helicopter base of Seven Flight yesterday afternoon where they were met by the Commanding Officer of the First Battalion, The Royal Gurkha Rifles and the British Forces Brunei Lieutenant Colonel AJP Bourne Obe.
Upon arrival at the helicopter base, the Commanding Officer Major Mike Whelan gave Their Royal Highnesses a private briefing regarding the recent deployment of support troops to Afghanistan.
Their Royal Highnesses were then escorted to the Garrison’s sports pitch where the Prince of Wales consented to inspect the 60-man strong royal guard of honour and take the royal salute which was presented to the prince by the guard of honour commander Major Surendra Gurung.
Hundreds had gathered on the field to greet Their Royal Highnesses, who after the guard of honour ceremony had consented to meet and greet the congregation which consisted of military and civilian personnel along with their families and friends as well as some of the children from the local service Hornbill School and families from the British Forces in Brunei.
— The Brunei Times
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