L/Cpl Ratan Raj Rai is hugged by his three-year-old daughter Rayana
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Last Gurkha contingent returns home to Folkestone barracks

The last contingent of Royal Gurkha Rifles (1RGR) has returned home from Afghanistan.

About 80 members of of A Company 1st Battalion were met by family, friends and colleagues at their base at Sir John Moore Barracks in Folkestone, Kent on Monday.

Lt Edward Drummond-Baxter, 29, and L/Cpl Siddhanta Kunwar, 28, were killed during the six-month tour.

A Company is the last to return of 1RGR's 470-strong contingent, which deployed to Afghanistan as part of 4 Mechanised Brigade, known as "The Black Rats".

  • 22 Apr 2013