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INTRODUCTORY CALL FROM COMMANDER BRITISH FORCES BRUNEI OF THE SECOND ROYAL GURKHA RIFLES

LUMUT CAMP, Wednesday, 23 September 2020 – Lieutenant Colonel Haji Mohammad Alimin bin Haji Subohi, Commanding Officer 3Bn RBLF received an Introductory call from Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Todd, Commander British Forces Brunei of the Second Royal Gurkha Rifles (2RGR) and Major Dingo O'Connor, Chief of Staff British Forces Brunei of the Second Royal Gurkha Rifles (2RGR).

Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Todd took over as the Commander British Forces Brunei of the 2RGR on 31 August 2020, from his predecessor Lieutenant Colonel Dave Pack. Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Todd's previous appointment was the Army Staff.

During the call, Commander British Forces Brunei of the Second Royal Gurkha Rifles, expressed his pleasure for the long-standing defense relationship between Brunei Darussalam and United Kingdom which is enhanced by bilateral exercises and training. Both sides also discussed on opportunities to further enhance the relations between the two units and further discussed on procedures and best practices taken by the Third Battalion Royal Brunei Land Force (3Bn RBLF) amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

3Bn RBLF and 2RGR has a long-standing history of close ties and cooperation due to its geographical proximity and located in the same Belait district. It is hoped that this introductory call will continue to strengthen the excellent ties between the two units.

KUNJUNGAN PENGENALAN DARIPADA COMMANDER BRITISH FORCES BRUNEI OF THE SECOND ROYAL GURKHA RIFLES

PERKHEMAHAN LUMUT, Rabu, 23 September 2020 – Yang Mulia Leftenen Kolonel Haji Mohammad Alimin bin Haji Subohi, Pegawai Pemerintah Batalion Ketiga Tentera Darat Diraja Brunei telah menerima kunjungan pengenalan daripada Leftenen Kolonel Andrew Todd, Commander British Forces Brunei of the Second Royal Gurkha Rifles (2RGR) dan Mejar Dingo O'Connor, Chief of Staff British Forces Brunei of the Second Royal Gurkha Rifles (2RGR).

Leftenan Kolonel Andrew Todd mengambil alih jawatan sebagai Commander British Forces Brunei of the Second Royal Gurkha Rifles pada 31 Ogos 2020, dari Leftenan Kolonel Dave Pack, Mantan Commander British Forces Brunei of the Second Royal Gurkha Rifles. Sebelumnya, Leftenan Kolonel Andrew memegang jawatan sebagai Army Staff.

Semasa kunjungan tersebut, Commander British Forces Brunei of the Second Royal Gurkha Rifles (2RGR) menzahirkan rasa gembira di atas hubungan pertahanan yang telah diperkukuhkan sejak sekian lama di antara Negara Brunei Darussalam dengan United Kingdom melalui latihan dua hala dan latihan tentera. Kedua belah pihak juga membincangkan peluang-peluang untuk meningkatkan lagi hubungan antara kedua-dua unit serta saling bertukar pendapat mengenai prosedur dan amalan terbaik yang diambil oleh Batalion Ketiga TDDB (3Bn TDDB) dalam menangani pandemik COVID-19.

3Bn TDDB dan 2RGR mempunyai sejarah hubungan dan kerjasama yang sangat erat kerana meliputi kawasan geografi dan terletak di daerah yang sama iaitu Daerah Belait. Adalah diharapkan agar melalui kunjungan pengenalan ini, hubungan dua hala yang sememangnya erat di antara kedua-dua unit akan terus diperkukuhkan dari masa ke semasa.