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Posted on Tuesday 1st May

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales has visited soldiers from 1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles (1 RGR) on Salisbury Plain.

The Battalion are currently engaged in pre-deployment training for Afghanistan. Prince Charles is Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Gurkha Rifles and during his visit honoured Colour Sergeant Jiwan Gurung with a presentation of the Prince of Wales Kukri.

The prince then flew to meet the rest of the battalion and their families at 1 RGR's headquarters in Folkestone. He also presented the Elizabeth Cross to the parents of Rifleman Sachu Limbu, who died from his wounds earlier this year.

His Royal Highness also took time to lay a wreath at the Royal Gurkha Rifles' memorial wall.

1 RGR is due to deploy to Afghanistan later in the year.

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