1st February 2022

Planting a tree for the Queen’s Jubilee

(From left) Dr Daren Bowyer, Director of The Gurkha Museum; Colonel (Retired) Nigel Rowe, Chief of Staff at The Gurkha Welfare Trust; Lieutenant General Richard Wardlaw OBE, Chairman of The Gurkha Welfare Trust; Colonel (Retired) David Hayes CBE, Chairman of The Gurkha Brigade Association; and Colonel David Robinson, Colonel of the Brigade of Gurkhas.

Celebrating 70 years of the Queen’s leadership

On 29 January, The Gurkha Welfare Trust joined the Brigade of Gurkhas, The Gurkha Museum and The Gurkha Brigade Association to plant trees at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC).

The QGC is a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022, encouraging people from across the UK to play their part to enhance our environment.

With a focus on planting sustainably, the QGC initiative encourages planting trees to create a legacy that honours The Queen’s leadership.

Lieutenant General Richard Wardlaw OBE, Chairman of The Gurkha Welfare Trust, joined Colonel (Retired) David Hayes CBE, Colonel David Robinson, Dr Daren Bowyer, and Colonel (Retired) Nigel Rowe to plant an oak tree next to two trees that commemorated Her Majesty’s Silver and Golden Jubilees.

“Congratulations, Your Majesty, in your platinum year,” said Lieutenant General Richard Wardlaw OBE. “It is a fantastic achievement.”


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