Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment arm themselves with paint brushes to spruce up Kenyan school

BATUK at Nanyuki Preparatory School
The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment go back to school with the BATUK Community Engagement Project. Photo: Facebook/BATUKOfficial

Following a busy period playing the enemy for the Irish Guards, a team of volunteers from 2 Batallion of the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment have switched sides to become the good guys as part of the latest British Army Training Unit Kenya’s latest Community Engagement project.

The soldiers, who were keen to do what they could to improve the learning environment at Nanyuki Preparatory School, swapped their uniform for overalls and decorated some of the many classrooms.

BATUK at Nanyuki Preparatory School
Volunteers from the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment have been redecorating Nanyuki Preparatory School. Photo: Facebook/BATUKOfficial

With 2 regular battalions and 1 reserve, the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment is the Infantry Regiment of the North West of England. Fierce, strong and courageous, they are known as “The Lions of England”.

According to the BATUK Facebook page, this was “a fantastic opportunity for members of 1 Lancs to demonstrate their selfless commitment and help out local children that were thrilled build bonds with the volunteers.”

They added: “The BATUK Community Engagement Team would like to extend their thanks to the members of 2 Lancs for their commitment and effort.”

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