Rowan Atkinson’s son is now a Gurkha officer after training for months in Nepal
Most of you might be familiar with Rowan Atkinson, known for his work in Mr Bean, Blackadder, and the Johnny English movies.
In real life, Atkinson is quite the fascinating individual, even managing to land a plane when the pilot passed out.
His son chose to go the military route and has made quite a niche for himself as well, enrolling into the prestigious Royal Military Academy Sandhurst as an officer-in-training.
He was recently in Nepal as part of a three month Survival Nepali Language Course (SNLC).
We are glad and honours to have you as our guest Mr Benjamin Atkinson, son of Mr Bean, world-renowned comedian. He is heading to Annapurna region trek with a group of 36 Gurkhas Troops through our company.#Benjamin #atkinson #nepalvacations #gurkhas #troopsonvacations pic.twitter.com/rlBL3K0qu8
— Glorious Himalaya (@realnepaltour) October 24, 2018
According to their newsletter, the course is “important for British Officers who will command and manage Gurkhas”.
Rowan Atkinson's lookalike son Ben, 26, goes forth and joins the Gurkhas after spending three months in Nepal.
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— Pippa Ettore (@pettore) October 19, 2019
Atkinson who apparently has been given the epithet “The Hound” learnt the Nepalese language remarkably quickly, a quickness which they attributed to either his language experience (he has studied both Arabic and Spanish) or his urgent requirement to learn local “chat-up”lines.
Very Blackadder indeed.
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