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THE REGIMENTAL MAGAZINE OF _THE LIFE GUARDS 1975


VOLUME VII 1975

THE REGIMENTAL MAGAZINE OF THE LIFE GUARDS Colonel-in-Chief: Her Majesty the Queen, Colonel and Gold Stick: Admiral of the Fleet the Earl Mountbatten of Burma, K,G" O,S,O" F,R,S,

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GC,LE, GCYO,

Lieutenant Colonel Commanding Household Cavalry: Colonel H, 0, A, Langley, M,BE, n:e Life Guards, Commanding Officer: Lieutenant Colonel S, C, Cooper.

CONTENTS Editorial Foreword by the Commanding Officer

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Page Stable Notes

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Weser Vale Hunt

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WO's & NCO's Mess Notes

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The Year in Photographs

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Articles 295822 V.C. by WO II C.W. Frearson

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Squadron Notes Command Squadron HQ Squadron A Squadron B Squadron C Squadron Mounted Squadron The Band

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Northern Ireland The Life Guards in Northern Ireland 1974 RHQ & HQ Squadron in Northern Ireland A Bird's Eye View on Northern Ireland

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Regimental Sport Cresta Hockey Basketball Rugby Squash Football Cross Country Mounted Sports Results (HCR)

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Consesus ad idem The Teheran War Cemetery Exercise Pacific by LCpl Vince

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The Life Guards Association Notes

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Nominal Rolls

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THE ACORN is printed and published by Art Set Limited, 122a Castle Street, Reading for The Life Guards and The Life Guards Association. EDITOR

Captain C.A. Joli.

The Cover depicts: A foot patrol of The Life Guards somewhere on the Ulster Border - 1974.


Mr. Jack Eason arriving for Brick Hanging


Editorial This edition of The Acorn, although it covers from March 1974 to March 1975 will not, in its content, really CCNer that period. This is for the simple reason that The Blue Light - the monthly magazine produced in Northern Ireland - has covered the most important aspect of the year's activity, that of the tour in Northern Ireland, and to repeat at length the material which has already been published in The Blue Light could only have the effect of making The Acorn both repetitive and boring. However, for those who did not have the opportunity to read the three editions of The Blue Light there is an article in the magazine which covers the period of the Regiment's tour in the Province. As for the rest of the year . The Regiment returned from post-Ireland leave on 10th October to be faced almost immediately with Tank Crew training at Soltau. A concentrated week of training in quite indescribable weather conditions during which time we were visited by the Major General Commanding Household Division, Major General P.J. N. Ward, and the General Officer Commanding 4 Division, Major General J.M.Gow (late Scots Guards). Both of these illustrious visitors had to wade knee deep through mud in order to meet any of the crews; a feat they both performed with remarkable dignity and agility. In the week preceding Soltau, however, we were all delighted to welcome back to the Regiment the Colonel, Lord Mountbatten, who paid us a flying visit. Despite awkward weather and a very full programme the Colonel managed in a space of only eighteen hours to have dinner and lunch with the officers, drinks with the WO's and NCO's, visit every department of the Regiment, entertain the wives to coffee in the Officers House and address the whole Regiment in the gymnasium. His endurance and energy are to be marvelled at. On the Regiment's return from Crew Training the tanks were washed down and put away and much effort put into best drill order for the Rememberance Day Parade on Sunday 10th November, for which parade the entire Regiment was required to march from Lothian Barracks to Hobart Barracks for a Brigade church service in one of the Air Squadron

The Divisional Commander inspecting the Barrack Guard on the FFR. hangars. Many Life Guards were relieved that they were not required to march back! The Rememberance Day Parade signalled the end of what might be termed the Regiment's outdoor activities until January. In the meanti me an extensive number of courses were run within barracks, including an NCO'S Cadre Course, a CVR (Scorpion) Commanders Course sign that we are soon returning to Windsor - and numerous other Chiefton trades. In addition Regimental sport has been taken up again after a lapse of some years and this year the Regiment has fielded teams in just about every concievable sport. CoH Whyte, stables NCO, was selected for the Army Rugby

imental Drill Parade - for which no less than eight rehearsals were held - followed by Battle Efficiency Tests, Block Inspections, vehicle inspections and a general 'dig-out' of the Barracks. By Monday evening a large number of very tired soldiers were to be seen leaving barracks. There then followed a series of Squadron Dances, all of which were well supported; the visit of the Band who played at the All Ranks Dance, the Christmas lunch and Brick Hanging. By 20thDecember both officers and soldiers were in much need of ten days leave. The Regiment re-assembled on 30th December to prepare for Hohne and Soltau at the end of January.

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For the future beyond January the Regiment is to send RHO and two Sabre Squadrons to Suffield, Canada, for live field firing in April/May. C Squadron commences AM F (L) training in March prior to taking over the AMF role at Windsor on our return. The Summer months will be taken up with conversion training and by next Christmas the Regiment will once again be fully operational in our accustomoo Armoured Car role and, of course, will be home in Windsor after a break of four years.

The 'entertainment season' - that hectic two weeks that runs up to Christmas leav!!, was started off this year by the Weser Vale Hunt Ball week-end. This consisted of three days of almost uninterrupted parties after which most of the participants were left for dead. However, an act of instant recovery was necessary for the Monday morning (2nd December) which was the day of the Divisional Commander's Fitness for Role Inspection (FFR). This took the form of a full Reg-


Fore\Vord by The Commanding Officer 1974 has been a year of very considerable achievement for the Regiment. We started the year by earning an 'A' grading on our annual firing at Hohne. A very notable performance for a regiment in only its third year on Chieftain tanks. In May, after a period of reorgan isation, we left for Northern I reland and carried out an emergency tour in the countryside of Ulster based on Armagh. Unlike our previous tour in Belfast we acted as mounted infantry and between May and September we controlled an area of 1350 square kilometers and had under comm¡ and up to six Infantry Companies as well as our own two Squadrons. We returned from Ulster justly proud of ourselves after a tiring tour well done. At the same time we should not forget the support and extra work of our rear party and families. Without it life in Armagh would have been far more difficult.

To end the year we spent a week relearning the problems of our tanks at Soltau and then almost immediately faced our annual Fitness for Role Inspection by our Divisional Commander. This year's inspection was along the Iines of the old administrative inspection and opened with the Regiment drawn up on the square. General Gow, late Scots Guards, then took the salute as we marched past in slow and quick time and finally advanced in review order. We were played past by The Pipes and Drums of the 1st Battalion Scots Guards wh ich made the whole parade very much a family affair. Brick Hanging is now but two weeks away and we're looking forward once again to a visit from at least thirty members of the Association. Next year, our forth in Germany, will herald all change. A hectic start to the year is forecast with annual firing in January, two sessions of tank training at

The Colonel inspects the Barrack Guard

The March Past on the FF R Drill Parade

Soltau, a part of C Squadron learning anew the AM F (L) role under The Blues and Royals in Norway. In April the Regiment less C Squadron goes to Canada for a month's battle group training and then immediately on return in June we start to convert to Scorpion and the armoured reconnaissance role. We hope to send a number of people away in the summer adventure training and make the most of our last few months in Europe. In October the Regiment returns to Windsor and we are very much looking forward to renewing closer ties with everyone at home.

The Commanding Officer talking to two German Reserve Army officers on their visit to the Regiment.


COIDntand Squadron Command Squadron reformed on 15th September under the command of Captain Joll and with SCM Juleff as Squadron Corporal Major. During the tour in Northern Irei and the Squadron, as such, had been put on ice. SCM Juleff had remained in Detmold as the Rear Party SCM, whilst the majority of the Squadron were employed with the Rifle Squadrons in the field. On re-organisation Lt_ Hearson reassumed command of Recce Troop - in Northern Ireland he had commanded Assault Troop - and 2Lt. Greenall took command of Guided Weapons Troop, with SOMC Alderson as his second-incommand. The shakedown of the Squadron after the post-Ireland tour leave was given as its focal point the visit to the Regiment of the Colonel, Lord Mountbatten. For this visit GW Troop formed up outside its hangars; the Colonel showed a great interest in and an extensive knowledge of guided weapons and even found time to climb into the somewhat cramped space inside the vehicle. Recce Troop, in the meantime, found themselves heavily committed to provid¡ ing the jump judges for the Weser Vale Hunter Trial. In previous years this had been done by officers sitting next to the fences and the scores being collected by mounted runners. This year, however, the whole system was changed and Recce Troop with their vehicles were sited in strategic positions along the course and were to radio back to control point (run by RHO Troop) the scores. Unfortunately the Hunter Trial was cancelled at the last moment because of bad weather. This saved the Troop from getting wet, but also meant the loss of what might have been an interesting rad io exercise. The Hunter Trial was swiftly followed by a visit to Soltau by the whole Regiment for a week's crew training. Command Squadron, as has now become customary, joined forces with RHO on the racecourse from where Recce Troop and GW Troop set off every morning, and some evenings, to do some valuable crew training. Troop Leaders were left very much to their own devices and the result was that troops were able for the first time since February to work as a team. On the last day of training the Squadron Leader lent GW Troop to the Sabre Squadrons to act as enemy on their crew tests. For Recce Troop the Adjutant and the RCM devised a number of tests, including Map Reading and closed down cross country driving. The latter produced some interesting results .

Soltau over and the mud washed off the vehicles the squadron made preparations forthe FFR Inspection by the GOC 4 Division, and at the same time sent off countless soldiers in different directions to attend a multitude of courses. Lt. Hearson went to Lulworth to learn a little more about signals, SOMC Alderson left the Squadron to go and count socks in HO Squadron stores and practically the whole of GW Troop took off for Lulworth to learn the necessary techniques for operating Swingfire in Ferrets. As a result it was a somewhat depleted Squadron that formed up every morning for the rehearsals for the FFR drill parade. Undeterred by the wind and the wet the Squadron managed to stagger twice round the square on the morning of the inspection without loosing step with the Scots Guards pipers, and maintain a reasonably straight

icles concerned should have been crewed by a total of twelve soldiers. The FFR safely completed the Squadron looked forward to a relatively peaceful period before Christmas. GW Troop, faced with a nil allocation of ammunition for Hohne '75 rugged up their vehicles and look.ed forward to January and February ski-ing and April and May adventure training in Canada. Recce Troop - deprived on the FFR of a chance to motor somewhere (anywhere?) went to Hohne for the week before Christmas leave to fire their machine guns. The Squadron smoker - now elevated to the status of a dance - was held on the 12th December and was a great success and another notch on the livers of those taking the pre-Christmas celebrations seriously.

The FFR 'Crash-out' Inspection.

At the time of writing the Squadron is about to go on Christmas leave; in the New Year GW Troop will continue on its leisured way whilst the other elements in the Squadron are faced by the dual horrors of Hohne and Soltau in January and then Soltau again pre-Canada in March. Then, of course, the actual exersise in Canada. After that, along with the rest of the Regiment, the Squadron will start conversion training for Windsor, the only difference being that the Squadron will not re-emerge, there being no Command Squadron in a Reconnaisance Regiment. These, then, will be the last Command Squadron notes for sometime. For such small mercies one can only thank the Almighty and the MOD.

line on the march past the saluting base. The parade over the Squadron did a lightening change into full combat kit and formed-up every Squadron vehicle that was drivable on the square. The General inspected each Troop and as he completed each one ordered it to start up and drive away (some crews acting on the experience of the previous FFR were prepared for a very long drive); as it was the drive was only as far as the vehicle hangars. In the entire Squadron only one vehicle, a Ferret of Recce Troup, failed to start. GW Troop managed to crew four vehicles with a total of only five men which is no mean achievement considering that under normal circumstances the veh-


Timms are to be congratulated on obtaining a B grading - well done. Whilst at Soltau in October, the Orderly Room in the field consisted of CoH Dugdale, LCoH Radford, Tprs Brady and Smith. We all had a turn of getting our tender hands sore and very dirty. CoH D and LCoH R were in sole charge of keeping the Sawyer Burners going day and night, and also travelling the countryside collecting firewood for the Command Squadron Smoker. So you can see that clerks are not afraid of getting dirty. The Clerks of the Regiment held a Clerks Christmas Social on Saturday 7th December with their wives. This was organised by the ORCoH and a few of the Clerks. It was attended by the Command, ing Officer and his wife plus all RHO Officers, Squadron Leaders, Squadron SCM's, Department heads and their 2IC's, most accompanied by their wives. An excellent night was had by all, except maybe Tpr Evans who had consumed rather a skin full of alcohol and fell asleep in an armchair at 2100 hours and had to be carried to bed at 0200 hours. We have said farewell to LCpl Gilks who has gone to Regimental Headquarters and Tpr Ditcham to the Guards Depot. They are both wished every success in their new appointments; LCpl Hale is C Squadron clerk.

The Brigade Commander talking to SCM Juleff.

REGIMENTAL ORDERLY ROOM The Orderly Room is just beginning to settle down after the Regiment's return from Northern Ireland. Whilst in the emerald isle the Orderly Room (Main) was in the capable hands of ORSOMC Cherrington who had to keep control of LCoH Winter, LCoH Radford and Tpr Bolsover who had to collect approximately 500 cups of tea from a machine during th~ four months. Also to be mentjoned are LCpls Hale, Gilks and Tpr Roper. CoH Dugdale was in control of the Rear Orderly Room, the rest of the Staff were mainly trainees who had volunteered to be clerks, except LCpl McKenzie who did a grand job getting the wives and children on their concession flights, and the Rear Party personnel on their Summer Leave. Out of the 7 who volunteered to be clerks 3 failed the course. Tprs BradY,Evans -and

The Colonel meets the Orderly Room Staff.


Headquarters Squadron Along with the rest of the Regiment the Squadron has been subjected to many changes of role during the period covered by this magazine. Having started the year under the command of Captain Joll; when the Regiment re-organised for Ireland Captain Joll went to RHO as Public Relations Officer, Major Hickman took command of the Rear Party (half HO Squadron and half Command Squadron) with SCM Juleff as his SCM, and Major Boyt took command of those elements of the Squadron going to Northern Ireland who now called themselves RHO Squadron. SCM Batey had the fearsome task of keeping this motley throng in order. An article on the activities of the Squadron in Ireland appears later in this magazine and so it is necessary to ju mp forward in time to September when the Regiment re-organised. This time the Squadron line

up was as follows - Major Boyt, SCM Batey and SOMC Kelly (soon to be replaced by SOMC Alderson on his departure as Officers Mess steward). Major Boyt handed over command of the Squadron to Major Bedells at the end of November and that - for the time being - completes the changes. The departments within the Squadron, with the exception of the OM's whose article follows, have pleaded pressure of work as an excuse for not sending in their usual offering at this time of year,how ever judging from the smells emanating from the Cookhouse all continues to flourish there. Sprockets and batteries continue to be forthcoming from the OM(E)'s department, so it can only be presumed that they are all still alive and well there and the wheels of the Regiment continue ro roll, which would seem

to indicate that MT are also doing their bit. Lt York has replaced Captain Morris as MTO, the latter having gone to the Depot. The stables, now under the watchful eye of CoH Whyte, have submitted - as is their custom - separate notes which appear later in the magazine. All in all it has been a year of much change for the Squadron, but one that sees it as strong at the end of the year as it was at the begining. Next year is also one of change, but then most people will put up with anything for the sake of returning to Windsor.

Our man at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst - ReM Lumb.

Tpr Charlton trying to persuade the Divisional Commander that the dispatch clerk's job is not an easy one. OM's DEPARTMENT We spent most of last year doing our best to take care of the families of the Regiment while everyone was away on the Northern Ireland tour, organising weekly trips out, Sunday lunch parties and various other activities. It is always a trying and sad time for wives when

faced with prolonged periods of separation, the following story explains in a nut shell what its all about:"She is sentimental, carrying her souviniers in an old "boxes soldiers". She often cries on parades without knowing why. She has to be content with a husband who is a bigamist. She must share him with

his other, more demanding spouse, 'Duty: When duty calls, she becomes the number two wife, and until she accepts this fact her life will be miserable. She is many persons. She is the tired passenger coming down the gangplank with a smile on her lips, love in her eyes and a new baby in her arms. She is the foreign bride in a strange British Army world. She is above all, a woman who married a soldier, who offered her the permanancy of a gypsy, the miseries of loneliness, the frustrations of rigid conformity and the security of love. Sitting at the airport lounge amid her cases, carrycot and quarreling children, she is willing to chuck it all until she hears the firm step and cheerful voice of that bloke who gave her all this. Then she is happy to be ..... HIS ARMY WI FE. For the rest we have done the usual round of Hohne, Soltau, Soltau, Hohne and by the time these notes go to press the Ouartermaster and most of the Staff should be en-route for Camp Crowfoot, Canada to act as the Administrative 'back up' for Battle Group 'Willow Bat'.


A Squadron

Major Gilbart-Denham explaining away to the Divisional Commander what has happened to the rest of the tank.

The year started with the Annual Firing at Hohne in mid-January. A most comprehensive firing programme had been arranged by Major Simpson Gee who, having worked out the mammoth programme, slipped away to some cushy staff job in England. However the rest of us braved the Artic conditions in Northern Germany and were delighted to obtain an A grading on our firing. The night shoot was particularly successful and every round was a hit on a hard target. Immediately after Hohne we motored North to yet another session of Squadron Training at Soltau. This passed uneventfully and we eventually returned to Detmold and to the thought of converting into the Infantry role for a tour of duty in Northern Ireland. The Regiment was reorganised from the normal orbat into two I nfantry Squadrons and a Headquarters Squadron. This meant having to disband A Squadron during Northern Ireland. Therefore Northern Ireland will not be covered in these notes. We eventually re-formed into A Squadron in the Autumn. We said good-bye to several old A Squadron 'Stalwarts' and gained a lot of new blood, including a number of troopers who had been unable to join us in Northern Ireland as they were under 18 years old. We have now bashed the new tank crews into shape on a recent period of Troop Train¡ ing in Soltau.

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Trooper Carson excelled himself by digging 'foxholes' with his Cheiftain barrel thus earning himself a word in the ear from CoH Willis. On the crew tests the troop found the recovery stand was in a large lake. Unfortunately, although Commanders and Loaders prayed hard they still found it impossible to walk on water.

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The Troop are sure that Mr Hamilton reads his map upside down as he seems to have covered twice the distance on his speedo. Trooper Chowns tried swimming his Tank and found this a very wet and cold experience. The troop also noticed that CoH Lloyd's crew were getting thinner as the exercise progressed and CoH Lloyd seemed to gain weight. After calling the Major General a Colonel Trooper Jones wishes to remain anonymous.

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CoH Daysrnith was upset to find a 'comedian' in the Troop. Trooper Page swears it wasn't him who tied knots in denim legs, filled soap boxes with dirty water etc. Everybody else th inks it was though! The only real acheivement was in cornering the Squadron supply of beer on the last night. 1 Troop Leader was most upset. After Soltau we entered the 'silly season' of preparations for our annual inspection by Major General Gow and endless trade courses. The preparations for the annual inspection, although boring, did provide the odd laugh. Mr Hamilton collected 3 extra Orderly Officers on the Adjutant's drill parade bV almost overtaking the division in front in slow time by cutting corners. (Most unfair!!) We are not sure if it was because he was panting for a Gin and Tonic or just couldn't see! After a really hectic year we are all¡ looking forward to an alcoholic Christmas followed by another equally hectic year in 1975.

Lunch 'al fresco' for the A Squadron command element.


B Squadron

From left to right: Major Harcourt-Smith, The Divisional Commander, SCM Mitcheson, LCoH Jewell. The Squadron returned from its Summer holiday in the Emerald Isle to find that time had not been kind to our black and green monsters. Much hard work was necessary in order to persuade them to move in time for Crew Training at Soltau. This was eventually achieved and with the hel p of the Mojo's all the Squadron's tanks arrived in more or less working order on a particularly unattractive part of the training area. Resembling more of a hippo's bath than a place in which human beings were expected to spend ten days, it was only by help, encouragement and a certain amount of coercion from those intrepid pair the Squadron Leader and the Second-in-Command that any training was done. The -Squadron Leader having parked h is Spitfire at the end of the bivvy platz proceeded to put the Squadron through a series of convolutions designed to improve its battle efficiency. The high light of the training was the Regimental Cross Country Race. CoH Finney was so determined that he was not going to take part that he even went to the extreme of mislaying part of one of his fingers. SCM Mitcheson, wise after

many years soldiering, pleaded premature senile decay and produced a birth certificate and several doctors ch its to prove it. Led by its officers (who adoptthe Duke of Plazatoro's method of Leadership) the Squadron won the event by a short neck from the Adjutant, who was representing an entire Squadron. The aiming point for November (with a Gunnery Officer as the Second-inCommand these phrases are inevitable) was the FFR. For the first time in living memory - which means about four days for most people - drill took precedence over denims and grease, paint over PT and shining parades over servicing. The block, which it was learnt was to be inspected, was given the David Hicks treatment under the watchful and sometimes critical eye of the SCM. Rooms were repainted, floors scrubbed and then scrubbed again, furniture exchanged, rugs banished, nude girls exchanged for copies of the Guards magazine and in general the whole place made to look as much like the foyer of the Hilton as possible. Sadly someone had dropped a - well dropped something - because on the day the Squadron had to do the Battle Efficiency

Test and the block was not looked at. In anticipation of an air dropable Chieftain tank some of the Squadron have been on a parachuting course. Tpr Scott managed to pack his shute inside out with interesting results - his impact speed was not what either he or anyone else had anticipated. The new year promises to be wet, cold and uncomfortable, but in keeping with a long standing tradition in the Squadron we will all continue to keep smiling ........... somehow.

Gunnery instruction from the Second-inCommand, Captain de Ritter.


C Squadron Since last going to press the Squadron has had a hectic year. We bade farewell to SCM Deaville, who has left us to become ROMC at BATUS (British ArmyTraining Unit Suffield), and we welcome in his place SCM Payne who has returned from the 0 & M School at Bovington. After a hectic period of Troop training at Soltau the Squadron disbanded prior to re-organisation for Northern Ireland. This was because the orbat for Northern Ireland was based on the existing A & B Squadrons; as a result C Squadron personnel were dispersed amongst the other two Squadrons and it was not until September that the Squadron came together again under the command of Major Hickman, who had in the meantime been commanding the rear party. As with the rest of the Regiment we have had Crew Training at Soltau - which proved to be quite a testing period for all concerned. At least half of the Squadron had never been on a tank exercise before, and in the absence of Major Hickman who was unwell, the Squadron was commanded by Captain Earl who had only just transferred into the Regiment from the Infantry. If it had not been for the help provided by the Second-in-Command, Major Emson, the training might have been haphazard. By the time the FFR came round the Squadron was permanently under the command of Captain Earl, Major Hickman having left for civilian life. As we were to discover from the various letters

Lt D'Ambrumenil on being informed that he has one minute to get ready for the Adjutant's drill parade. which emanated from Regimental Headquarters the FF R was to be very much of an old style administrative inspection. His comments are still, at the time of writing, awaited with bated breath. In 1975 the Squadron converts to the AMF (L) role with responsibilities for the much talked of 'flanks of NATO', whether by the time the Squadron has converted there will still be any flanks worth speaking of is another matter. However, after

'BOOTS!' - The Divisional Commander inspects C Squadron.

annual firing at Hohne twenty members of the Squadron join up with a Squadron of the Blues and Royals for winter warfare training in Norway. The remainder are understandably jealous, but with the prospect of being full time AM F by November, and the possibility of a slightly earlier return to Windsor than the rest of the Regiment the prospects for 1975 do not look too bad.


The Life Guards Mounted Squadron We seem to have been no less busy than last year. 1973 was brought to a close in December with an Escort for President Mobutu and The Laying up of Standards at the Guards Chapel. The latter being attended by the whole Squad·

ron. In 1974 we began with Troop Trained Aides at Windsor, followed in April by an Escort there for HM The Queen of Denmark. Lt Col WR Edgedale com· manded The life Guard Escort, which happily took place in bright sunshine. The weather was also kinde. (ie. cooler) for The Garter Ceremony and many said that The Queen's Birthday Parade was

manded an eventful escort for The Open. ing of Parliament (Princess Anne's carriage broke down in The Mall) and Lt PRL Hunter commanded the escort for The Lord Mayor's Procession. Because of the virus infection we have not been able to send any horses to Melton yet. Sadly this may not be possible until Christmas. No escort is planned before the New Year, but we are busy with numerous

recruits and the new remounts. It is worth noting that next year's remounts will be "A's" and that, at present, Jimpy is alive and well at the age of 21. On the competitive side the Regiment was invited by Douglas Bunn to compete in his cross country team event. This aroused a great deal of interest and was televised by the BBC. It took place in March on very hard ground over a natural course and the team was Capt A

one of the best in living memory. Much

of the latter was recorded tor the forthcoming film 'Cicero: The Queen's Drum

Horse'. However production of this has been delayed for a year due to casting difficulties. (Editor: I hope that is not some awful HCR pun.) On a sad note we provided a staircase party, under Capt PT Fletcher, and a marching party, under Lt SDG Vetch, for the funeral of HRH The Duke of Gloucester. HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother visited us in July and took a great interest in our stabling. It was her first visit to the Barracks since its completion. In September we had a very successful {and wet) Regimental Camp but the horses contracted a virus infection which meant that after camp The Queen's Life Guard mounted dismounted for a period of about three weeks. Although the horses were still in quarantine, Major CN Haworth-Booth com-

Visit of Her Majestv, The Queen Mother. L.ft to righr: C.pt.in Goodhl!W, CoH Allen, Major Haworrh-Boorh. Lt. Hunter, H.r ~ifSty. Th. OuHn Mother, Tpr. Clarke.

Laying up of Standards.

Jackson, Maior CN Haworth·Booth, Capt VAL Goodhew, SCM Varley and LCpl Wilkinson. A thrilling ride resulted in us coming third out of about a dozcn tcams. A number of the Squadron took part in Hunter Trials in the Spring with some success, and it was sad that we could not compete this Autumn, because of the virus infection. It is to be hoped that we can compete seriously next year as many of the horses are well up to the standard required. Tpr Wallington and Panorama of 3 Tp pulled otf a remarkable double at camp by winning both the Handy Hunter (with Tpr Barrat on Randyl and the Junior NCas and Tpr's showjumping.


Band Notes In January London Weekend Television made a film of the play Crown Matrimonial, which is shortly to be shown on British Television. This is the story of King Edward Vlll reign and subsequent abdication. The TV Company asked for four State Trumpeters to take part, but, due to the fact that State Dress can only be worn in the presence of RoyalLY, 4 actors had to mime to a pre-recorded fanfare, by no means an easy feat for actors without a musical background. However, after much verbal work on the part of the Trumpet Major, it all worked out in the end.

In May and June the Band flaunted it's high standard of equitation aided by the Riding Master and his Staff. However, in November the Band got it's own back by showing off the new remounts in Hyde Park to the amazement of passers by! Towards the end of June the Band played at Royal Ascot. We always find we make a loss on this job, even by following Coporal of Horse Taylor's tips. The following week we spent six days in Bradford on a KAPE tour. We were put up in three very smart Hotels in which the bars had a habit of staying open into the early hours. LCoH Dean was married

Regiment in Ireland. On arrival we WI' horrified at being met by the two 1run' eters stationed there brandishing nl..J Trumpets but SLR's. Our programn¡included not only entertaining the troop but also visi ting local hospi1als much II the delight of the Patients and Stllit During the visit a parade was organised 01 the square by the Director of Music wlv rehearsed it with great enthusiasm. 1m' ine then his annoyance when, whilst th' rest of the Band marked time, ;'v1us Manfield took seven extra steps unawafl that he was unaccompanied before 7lL very sheepishly backpedal/ed to his cor

Band in Armagh town centre.

April saw the Band playing for the World Gymnastic Championships at the Empire Pool, Wembley. We found it fascinating to watch at such close quarters although it made us all quite tired at the end of the day.

during this week, and on the Friday we suddenly found ourselves without a percussionist owing to ,he fact that, unbeknown to us, LCoH Harman was best man. In July the Band paid a visit to the

rect pOSition. The DoM's eagle eye had spotted a number of incorrect halts. The final result was an extra parade which was taken very early the next morning by the Band Disciplinarian and Provost CoH i.e. CoH Hocking! The offending Music-


i ans, Mis Fensom (1 B stone I and Mus Manfield (6ft. 7in.) were drilled severely alongside the DoM's Portakabin. The Band were aghast to find out that the programme included march i ng th rough the centre of Armagh. However, we managed to get through unscathed, our biggest problem being that on arrival back in England. we found that we had missed the last train home from Swindon. During October we took part in the Charles Ives' Centenary Celebrations by playi ng in Grosvenor Square in front of the U.S. Embassy. Intermittent storms invaded the programme which was being broadcast live. We all got absolutely soaked with the exception of the DoM who stayed dry due to the intervention of a very kind young man armed with a very large umbrella.

We actually lost a "gig" this year in France due to the fact that the House¡ hold Cavalry do not wear kilts! It appears that the French believe that the British Army is composed entirely of Scotsmen. At the moment we are looking forward to our annual trip to BAOR and are in the throes of packing a mountain of kit. The Band Social was a very exclusive affair this year - it being held in 'The Talk of the Town', no lessl A good time was had by all. We wish Trumpet Major Dodson success in civilian life after spending thirty-one years with the Band of The Life Guards. He has, typically, taken an unusual job in civvy street, namely pall bearingl We welcome Trumpet Major Close from Pir¡ bright and wish him every success in his new job. This year also saw the departure of SOMC Henslet, CoH Eden,

The Band of the Life Guards 1974.

LCoH Halstead, White and Rose. Our best wishes go with them all. We welcome to the Band Musicians Pope, Reed, Sandell and Harman. We would like to congratulate LCsoH Legge and Dean and Mus Dillon on their marriages. There have been many promotions amongst which one is of special note, that being the DoM's promotion to Major. Congratulations to all.


The Life Guards in Northern Ireland 1974 THE SINGLE MAN'S POINT OF VIEW In the su mmer of 1973 we learnt that once again we were to go to Ireland. At first nobody knew what role we were to perform, eventually we were designated 'Mechanized Infantry'. 'War Stories of previous tours were trotted out by the veterans, some of them being all of twenty three. These usually took the form of 'when I nearly cocked my rifle' or 'the night our barracks came under heavy air-gun fire'. Somewhere along the line we started talking about 'Bogwogs' and 'Paddies', both of which were acknowledged to be dangerous and unnecessary to a modern world. After our annual firing at Hohne in January 1974, the 'Monsters' were rugged up and the tank park became a ghost town, inhabited only by the odd REME craftsman, safe enough in the open but very ferocious when cornered. Many of us quietly breathed a sigh of relief. There followed five weeks of preliminary training at Detmold. The Regiment was reorganized into two Rifle Squadron and a Rear Party. Small but grim faced bands of cavalrymen roamed the barracks clutching rifles. The cry 'Sniper' produced extraordinary reactions. An even more exciting time was had by those on driving courses, for in Ireland we were to be equipped with Landrovers and Mark 2 Ferrets. Towards the end of this phase 'Pokey Drill' became a popular pastime, rivalled only by Battle P.T. Occasionally we had lectures in the Cookhouse, the most amusing being by Inspector Mcilwain of the R.U.C., which was illustrated by the most grisly photograph album most of us had ever seen. This seemed to arouse a a great deal of morbid curiosity. Eventually the whole Regiment moved to Staumuhle Camp for the final three weeks of training. Under the guidance of several excellant Foot Guard instructors we learnt to be strong and win the 'hearts and minds' of our Irish brethren. It was interesting to see how popular riots in 'Tin City' became and how often our teachers had to beg us to cool it. The Staumuhle period was followed by three weeks of what the old stalwarts referred to as embarkation leave. We might have been going on a punitive expendition to Timbuctoo, and indeed some of the more nostalgic behaved as if

they were. Time sped on, the various Advance Parties slipped away, to lurch down out of the leaden sky at AJdergrove in a creaking Brittania, thoughtfully provided by our crustacean colleagues. I think that it is fair to say that Ulster is not unattractive.. Between bouts of rain the sun illuminated the countryside like a lantern in a Turkish Bath. We were not the first to find it extraordinary that terrorism was possible in such idyllic surroundings. However, things soon warmed up. (So did the weather). The Defence Troop made the first find, a .22 Hornet rifle concealed under a wreath in a graveyard. I should here explain that the Regiment had swollen to a Regimental Group. The composition of the group varied considerably during the tour, as Regiments came and went. At first No, 1 Rifle Squadron was detached to Bessbrook Mill and spent a time in County Down and the Newry area. Later they moved back under command of The Life Guards Group and made their home in the Worcester Valve Factory in Armagh.

The weather at the beginning was quite good, later it even became hot and we shed our K.F. shirts and combat trousers in favour of a more dashing 'UgandanParatrooper' look. I could write reams on the long hours on roadblocks, the 'Grew mania', the nights spent in ambush when one longed for something to happen. It did'nt. The 'bhoys' just would not rise to our challenge. The result was that anybody involved in the most trivial incident immeediately took on the mantle of Audie Murphy. One or two very nasty traps were laid but fortunately The Life Guards emerged almost unscathed. 'C' Company, the Green Howards, tragically lost Private Dicks in a sniper attack in Dungannon, but continued to really 'sort out' their area and emerged with the finest record of any unit within the Group. Looking through the ....'eekly news sheets that were sent back to Detmold, a persistant theme that strikes one is the reassurance that'll soon be back', ~II. perhaps Gough endlessly varied.

Mobile Patrol on the Border.


Barracks was a bore, but those in the outstations had a lot of fun, although life could occasionally be tedious. At least one officer, not remarkable for extravagance, lived off lobsters and shell fish for al most the entire tour! Other enterprising people collected flags, or roadsigns, or more often, abuse. One never really knew exactly what the people thought. From tea with ex-'B' specials with masses of brown soda bread and scones, to whiskey-bottles filled with stout that were pressed on us ("Of course its not poisoned, sure I'll have a drop meself just to prove it") by returning revellers on Sunday nights at the Border, to the ultimate award that a woman can bestow; our presents ran the whole gamut On the other hand, we came in for a lot of jeering, spitting, some stones and bottles and, with enough rarity to make it interesting, the odd bullet. We tried to give as good as we got, ranging from Band Concerts, a show for old people in Keady, and, of course, the inevitable

Regimental Shields, to Shermuly flares and, dare I say it, bullets! Many people were obviously very concerned for our souls. apart from the Padre, and we amassed huge collections of tracts, and came in for a good many lectures from priests of all varieties. A more serious observation, 'which many people noticed, concerned the opposition. Few, if any, of the terrorists or would-be terrorists that we unearthed were the unselfish Che Guevaras that their propaganda would have us believe. Quite the opposite. For the most part they were snivelling little corner-boys, whose knowledge of Irish history or the reasons forall the 'Troubles' was non-existant. Too obviously, they were just out for the kicks of posing as guerrillas. One felt what a waste it was for soldiers to die at the hands of people who, in another country, might be football hooligans. During the tour there were two C.S. E. shows and the visit of the Band to liven up Gough Barracks, while films were

Bessbrook Mill

shown once or twice a week at most of the larger out-stations. At other times more homely entertainment was provided in the NAAFI, the first time being occasioned by the visit of some paratroopers from Belfast. They left with all sorts of souvenirs of a memorable night! The tour seemed to end suddenly, although, the hand-over was phased over a week. Guttersloh was drab but welcoming, the German cars new and shiny! The next day we handed in our empty rifles and contemplated the tank park once again. Oh well, there was the cons¡ olation of three weeks leave.

'MOLE'

temporary home of No 1 Squadron.


REGIMENTAL HEADQUARTERS AND HEADQUARTERS SQUADRON IN NORTHERN IRELAND It would be quite wrong to think of the Northern Ireland tour as only four months because, while that is the actual period spent there, the training and reorganization takes an additional four months. The period about to be described therefore started in February after Annual Firing at Hohne.

sloh to Aldergrove Airport . Ireland. Gough Barracks in xrl1"li:~'l to be our hOQ'le, a rambling structure lIIklich had been up and once actually captured I RA in the 1950's. RCM Young. on arrival, was delighted to find that Square was out of bounds, however

The 'Operational Log' has been recorded in 'The Blue Light' , and does not r uire repetition here. There are, howe>.. er. incidents which will always be emembered by us. One such incident red during the Protestant Workers e I-Ihich brought the Province to a -s ill. A section of the Defence

Training at Staumuhle - more real than the real thing! The new Squadron underwent the same training as the Sabre Squadrons and quickly lost its fat to the ringing tones of W02 (SCM) Lumb ordering us to 'dash down, crawl, observe, sights, fire' on the drill square. With initial training behind us the Regiment moved to a hutted camp on the Sennelager Ranges to give everyone that 'away from it all' feeling. This three week period passed quickly and everyone enjoyed it. The facilities at Sennelager were excellent and included video television and an ingenious Close Quarter Battle range which simulated quite accurately a street in Ulster with snipers, brick throwers and rebel music. After two weeks leave there was a hectic ten day period before flying from Guter-

illusian was spoilt when a helicopter landed on it. Helicopters became a feature of our lives ~s they landed and took off every few minutes all day and frequently by night. We soon settled in with Defence Troop defending us, the Quartermaster supplying rations to some 2,000 men and the Commanding Officer commanding 1,000 men of a dozen different cap badges - we never did discover who commanded the other thousand. The Operations Room was constructed by LCpl Mathews, The Regimental Carpenter and an incredibly complicated switchboard by LeoH Cruddace which monitored the many different radio nets. A week of settling in followed before we were ready for the arrival of the Sabre Squadrons.

Troop discovered a tree which had been felled across the road. Their task was clear and, after attempting unsuccessfully to remove the tree with a Pig, the commander (LCoH Beel) asked a farmer if they could borrow his Caterpillar Tractor. He agreed but the vehicle broke down in the rriddle of the road and the section was called away for another task. Shortly afterwards Lieutenant N. P. Hearson, the Troop leader arrived, assessed the problem and concluded, quite understandably, that the tractor also was deliberately abandoned. He called up a Sapper bulldozer and had the tree and the Caterpillar tractor pushed into the ditch much to the annoyance of the friendly farmer. The main problem for most of us was


not being able to get out of Barracks often enough; but rosters were soon adapted to enable ORSQMC Cherrington and the Orderly Room and all the departments to join patrols. The Commanding Officer and Second-in-Command who travelled enormous distances in their Rover Group, were never short of extra volunteer shotguns. The Adjutant, Regimental Corporal Major and Provost Corporal of Horse, CoH Theakston regularly chartered a sand coloured Austin 1800 to pay impromtu visits on the outstations to ensure that the 12 different cap badges under command were not wearing 12 different orders of dress.

Surgeon Captain C. Goodson-Wickes mercifully was not kept too busy except initially when LCoH Borthwick his chief medical orderly tripped over the 'black bag' when running to administer first aid to a casualty and broke his collar bone. The Padre took fi Ims of us back to the wives and Rear Party in Detmold and then brought theirs out to Ireland having censored them carefully. There are so many soldiers that have not been mentioned who worked hard, not least the Intell igence Section who worked day and night snooping for much needed information to keep the Regiment going but enough has been written already

in these days of paper shortage. The Commanding Officer handed over command to the incoming Regiment on 10 September and probably made history by having commanded more men than any other 'armoured' Commanding Officer since the War. The Regiment left Ireland shortly afterwards, and returned to Detmold for three weeks well earned leave and a considerable sense of achievment. J.W.M.E.

A BIRDS-EYE VIEWON NORTHERN IRELAND The worst feature of the Regiment's departure to Northern Ireland in May was the length of time it took everyone to go. Three weeks of 'Has your Husband left yet?' 'Mine's still here'; at last they were all away and we could get on with the task of doing without them for four months. The Rear Party, under Tom Hickman and Don Charles, worked hard to organise activities for the wives. There was something to interest everyone including whi-st, run by Kathy Heide; Keepfit, run by Carol Knight; riding courses, .22.shooting, darts and netball. We also had football matches between the wives and the under 18 soldiers. I think the spectators enjoyed them more than the players! The swimming pool was open every day, but hopes of basking in bikinies were shattered as it rained most of the summer. The Families Office was run by three brave NCO's (who said they would rather be in Armagh). They coped with our groans and dished out the post. Wives gathered in the coffee room next door to read their letters from the Errerald Isle always the highlight of our separation. Our coffee room was open every morning

with Ashie Cummins as Kettle-boiler in chief. The Blue Light, the Regiment's magazine from Ireland, and The Red Light, our contribution to them, also made avid reading together with the Lothian News, the circular sent out by Don Charles. We had our own wives club room, the "Top Notch", for evenings and weekends which was run by Gaye Young and a hard working committee. By June, talk was turning to R&R. Sunday lunches started and were held in the Cookhouse every fortnight. These were a great success, providing good food, no cooking and cartoons to keep the children quiet afterwards. The Families Office organised several outings, including one to the Rhine Army Horse Show (in the pouring rain), a day at Hanover Zoo and a visit to Hameln followed by a Bar-b-q in the country. There was a trip to Fastasialand in Holland, an excursion to Potts Park, Minden, and a boat trip to the Weser. Surprisingly nobody fell in. Several wives busied themselves with the population explosion and seven Life Guard babies were born during the time

the Regiment was away. Photographs of what the men were up to in Ulster caused great interest on a board in the 'Top Notch'. Live films were taken of our activities here and one showed the Kindergarten's Sports Day ending with the Mum's sock race and all the children in tears! August's big day was the 'It's a Knockout' contest on the 11 th with two teams of 13 from the wives and members of the Rear Party. There was a great deal of water everywhere, but everyone enjoyed themselves. At the end of the month there was a Bar-b-q and Barn Dance at which Don Charles was presented with a briefcase 'from Don's Dolies', showing our affection for the terrific amount of work he and his team had put in to make the time go faster. With the begfnning of September came mounting excitment at the Regiment's return and the welcome prospect of leave. Reunited, our activity, depression and loneliness were soon forgotten - untH the next time!

J.e.


Regimental Sport CRESTA The Cresta as a sport is for the proverbial mad dogs and Englishmen only. Who else would travel down an ice run at speeds in excess of 75mph lying on a toboggan weighing over a hundred weight with no steering or brakes, with ones nose only inches from the ice? (Editor: The author's nose being closer to the ice than most people's)

"Will he fall? Has he approached the corner too fast? He's away .... are you alright?" Then the awful sinking feeling when one's name is called and one grasps that it is one's own performance that is about to be judged. The butterfl ies dance a wild fandango somewhere in the nether regions- and then the sudden launch into the unknown. As the speed increases

and so on. Satiated with speed one makes the anxious enquiries that will help to knock off those vital tenths on the next run, and so one returns to the dentist's waiting room to wait.

HOCKEY Although we have nothing on the shelf to show for all our efforts last season we have given a good account of ourselves, and in fact the latter half of '73 season saw us go without defeat. During the summer months we lost a few stalwart players on posting, W02 (AQMS) Durston, Cpl Glusing, The Paymaster and others, and at the moment we are in the process of rebuilding, and with the young soldiers we have the future tends to look bright rather than murky. So far this '74 season we haven't won a league game but hopes are high that we will start the new year on a winning note. The following have represented the Regiment during the past months: Tprs Dickson, Grant, Hastie, Bruce, Cfn Dixon, LSgt Hoadley and McGivney, LCpls Haworth, Lowery, CoH Knowles, SSgt Coombes and Lutman, 2nd Lieut Knipe, Surg. Capt. Goodson-Wickes and The Rev A Roberts. Perhaps if we all took the field at the same time we could achieve a favourable result or two!

BASKETBALL

with one's nose only inches from the ice" Lt D'Ambrumenil at the top of the Cresta. Most people do the cresta run once to prove to themselves that they can do it and then find that they can't do without it. As a stimulant it is as addictive as heroin. The atmosphere at the top of the run is similar to a dentist's waiting roomeveryone sitting in a hut round a stove in silence, a few magazines lying around on chairs and tables, and hoping that one's name won't be called. The commentary crackling over the loud speaker-

(and the acceleration is considerable) so fear is replaced by exhiliration. The fact that the crowd is there only to see a crash is immaterial. As each successive corner is negociated so the temptation to take the next one just that bit faster increases .... the last straight, the final uphill and then the end of the run. "Was it faster than last time - perhaps I could have gained a tenth of a second if .... ."

The Basketball team have started off quite well this season. We are entered in two competitions at the moment, the "Detmold Garrison League" and the "4 Div" stage of the BAOR charrpionships. In the Detmold Garrison League we have played once 71 Aircraft Workshops which we lost 36 - 37. In the 4 Division stage of the BAOR championships we have played three times: 14/20 Hussars Won 59-18 1 RHA Won 46-10 24 Missile Rgt RA Lost 83-47 We are very fortunate this year in that we have two tall players, RCM M Young at 6ft 7%" and Sgt Graham RAPC,also 6ft 7%". This is a great asset to the team. Other regular team members include Sgt McQuilkin,APTC, LCpl Davy, CoH Whyte, Tpr Evans, Sgt Cosway and Tpr Dove.


RUGBY

SQUASH

The Regimental Rugby team has only reformed after the Regiment's return from Northern Ireland. At the time of writing we are halfway through the Season and our record is:

Since our return from Northern Ireland there has been a resurrection of interest in Squash. This is largely due to the arrival of Sgt McQuilkin who is an accomplished player, and recently won the Soldiers Division of the BAOR Squash Championship. Unfortunately, in spite of the activities of the newly - formed Squash Club, members of the Regimental team have found it difficult to add an occasional win to the inevitability of the PTl's! However we hope that, military duties permitting, further practice and instruction will produce marked improvement. The following have played for the Regiment:Sgt McQuilkin, Capt A. Roberts, Surg Capt C. Goodson-Wickes, Major S. Gilbart-Denham, Lt I.S. Forbes-Cockell, Sgt Dyckhoff, CoH Daysmith and RCM Young.

Played

Won

6

3

Drawn 1

Lost 2

Points For Against 66 51 In the Army Cup we beat the 2L1 by 15 points to 8 but then lost after a very hard game, in pouring rain, to the 141 20H 7 - 15. There is a full fixture list for the rest of the year and we hope to well in the RAC Cup in February. CoH Whyte has been playing regularly for 4 Div. and has just won his Cap for the Army (BAOR). Lcpl Knight and LCgt Sadkowski have a regular place in the 4 Division side.

FOOTBALL A comparatively new team started the '73 - '74 season. Having won the first two matches ~ then hit a bad patch and lost 4 on the trot. However, things picked up later in the season and we finished in a reasonable position in the league. Cup-wise we lost to the 9/12 R. Lancers in the first round of the Army Cup, but had our revenge in the following April when we beat them 3 - 2 to get to the semi-final of the Cavalry Cup BAOR Zone. Unfortunately we lost 5 - 1 to the 15/19 Hussars in the semi-final.

CROSS COUNTRY

Sgt Me Quilken, Regimental PTI, after winning the SAOR Squash Championship.

Lothian Barracks, Detmold, is situated beside beautiful wooded countryside. It is an ideal area for those who Iike to keep fit by running. !f it rained less it would, however, be far pleasanter. A late start was made to form a cross country team after the Regiment returned from Ireland. At the end of crew training at Soltau a Regimental run was held to try and spot potential runners. The rain held off for the only time in the period, and approx 180 Life Guards "ran" round 2% miles. The first four were EME, Tpr Johnson, Tpr Treble and the Adjt. A team has been formed, and some training and races achieved. Training has been difficult because soldiers have been commited to trade courses. In view of the late start and limited training results have been quite good, and those involved are getting a lot of satisfaction from this.

18 Nov Bde Champs

3rd out of teams 29 Nov Div Champs 6th out of teams 20 Nov 4 Div League 6th out of teams 7 Dec Westphal ia league 4th out of teams

5 12 10 8

The team did not qualify for the BAOR final, but Tpr Johnson ran as an individual. There was a fiasco, with the first five runners getting lost, Johnson included. He has, however, been given a place in the Army final as a result. The team only ran the last race out of the five that formed the 4 Division league. The final result, however, put us fourth from the bottom. The future plans include a number of German Civilian 'Waldlaufen' and a host match for the Westphal ia League. The LAD should not be forgotten, as a scratch team entered the REME BAOR Championships, came second and as a result wiil have a free trip to the REME Championships in England. Regular runners (in approximate finish¡ ing order) have been: Tpr Johnson, Capt Snodgrass (EMEI. Tpr Coffey, Sgt McQuilkin (APTCI. Tpr Treble, Capt Ellery (Adjtl. LCpl Parkinson, LCpl Parkinson, Tprs Windebank , Bootland, Batch and Griffiths.

MOUNTED SPORTS RESULTS The Royal Windsor Horse Show-Services Team ShowJumping- Teams were 1st, 2nd and 4th (1st: Capt VAL Goodhew on Troilus and Capt A Jackson on Unicorn. Team Tentpegging - 1st (SCM Varley on Tracy, LCoH Sanderson on Ulrich. ) LCoH Sanderson also came 1st in the individual and won at Leicester and at The Royal Tournament. Summer Camp. Offrs & SNCO's Showjumping: Major CN Haworth-Booth on Ypres. JNCO's & Tpr's Showjumping: Tpr Wallington LG on Panorama. Offrs & SNCO's Handy Hunter: Capt VAL Goodhew on Yarborough & SCM Gibbs on Randy. JNCO'S & Tpr's Handy Hunter: Tprs Wallington & Barratt, LG, on Panorama & Randy. Best Troop Sports Day: 2 Troop LG. (The Bernard Welsh Trophy) Indoor Basketball: 2 Troop LG. Indoor Football: 3 Troop LG.


Stables Notes Since the last edition of The Acorn there have been many changes in the stables. At the beginning of the year SCM Batey handed over the stables to CoH Slater, the other members of the stables team remained much the same under the overall direction of Major Hickman as Stables Officer. January through to the end of March saw the second half of the Weser Vale Hunt Season pass off successfully. As can be seen from the WVH notes the weather was reasonably kind and the only thing which interfered with hunting was training for Northern Ireland. The tour of duty in the Province by the Regiment left the stables slightly understaffed because Tprs Hunter and Gynane decided that they would rather fight for Queen and Country than groom horses through the summer. Tpr Gynane has now returned to the fold of the Stables Troop, only slightly the worse for wear having managed to get himself shot through the shoulder. Needless to say he has received rather more ragging than praise - a prophet is not without glory . Whilst the Regiment was in Northern Ireland the normal summer activities in BAOR went on, the highlight being the Rhine Army Show. At this show the Regiment swept the board carrying off no less than thirty two rosettes and three cups. The Mounted Squadron had better look to their laurels! In addition to the Rhine Army Horse Show the Regiment distinguished itself at the Berlin Show, the Bielefeld Show, the Hohne Show and the Falligbostel Show, and a number of other small local shows. At the end of the summer the horses were given a brief break before the Hunter Trial Season started and CoH Slater, after six months in the stables departed for the senior department - the Mounted Squadron. He has been very much missed and it is hoped that he, his wife and family, are enjoying life at Knightsbridge. With his departure, and before the Regiment returned from Northern Ireland, CoH Sherwin RHG/D 100ked after the stables. The Hunter Trial Season was chiefly characterised by the dampness of the weather. Autumn and winter 1974 i"';

Germany must be about the wettest on record. Amongst the Hunter Trials which the Regiment entered were the 5th Inniskilling Dragoon Guard Hunter Trial at Munster, a German cross-country competition at Dusseldorf and the RHA Hunter Trial in Detmold. At this point the Regiment returned from its post - Ireland leave; CoH Whyte assumed the management of the stables and Captain Joll took over from Major Hickman as Stables Officer. The wet weather continued and sadly for all concerned, the WVH Hunter Trial at Sandebeck had to be cancelled because the ground was like a sponge. This was a great pity as LCoH Ruane, aided by CoH Sherwin and various members of the stables staff had built a challenging course including a fearsome - looking ski jump. However, the weather prevailed and the event was cancelled. The Rhine Army Hunter Trial the following weekend, however, was held because water is never a problem on the sandy soil of the Senne. By this time the horses were beginning to feel the strain of too short a break in August, and the Regiment only entered a very small team. Even so, the Regiment managed to get 'in the frame' in every class except the Novice. In that class the Stables Officer distinguished himself on Utopia by having a crashing fall at the one - but - last fence infront of the entire stables troop. Much beer was consumed as a result. After the Rhine Army Hunter Trial it was decided to rough-off those horses which were constantly going lame. So, Sefton, Widow and Shylock (the three hunt horses) were laid off until February. In their place the Hunt staff took on Utopia, Young Pretender and Yukon. To date all three horses have gone extremely well. This has meant that, with a riding course running, there is a shortage of black horses for hacking every day. This shortage will continue through until the summl:!r but is inevitable. As to Riding Courses; the Regiment is currently running the second of three preliminary courses for the rest of BAOR. The standards achieved on these courses

largely depends on the starting standarc of soldiers on the course. Captain (R M Jackson came out to inspect the stables during the first of the courses in December. His visit coincided with the Hun: Ball and so it may have been that hi, comments were somewhat clouded by the effects of the Hunt Ball week-end, at any rate the Stables Officer was not seen for several days; it was rumoured that he he had fled to a health farm. For the future - the returning to England in the it is hoped to get in a full ing Season before handing Blues & Royals.

Regiment is Autumn, but Show Jumpover to the

Hunting will, weather permitting, continue until the end of March, and so with Riding Courses as well, the diary is as full as ever.


Weser Vale Hunt Notes The Editor of The Acorn always requires these notes when the season is only half way through, hence one tends to report the latter half ot the previous season and the first of the present season. Since these will be the last WVH notes appearing in The Acorn for the next four or five years perhaps now is the time to depart from tradition. Suffice it to say then, that last season was hunted through to its conclusion with scarcely the loss of a day owing to bad weather or other unforseen events. Before leaving last season altogether, however, one must record several changes in the Hunt which occured from Christmas to March. First, and possibly most important, it was decided to put the Hunt on a more permanent and somewhat wider base by increasing the membership of the Hunt Committee. Since the majority of the Hunt subscribers are German and in view of the fact that the Hunt could not operate without the consent of the local farmers and landowners, Herr Dr. Gerhard Schenk and Herr Horst Moog were asked to join the committee. Major Dicky Randall, as our largest landowner (being the Chief Range Officer at Sennelager) was also invited to join the Committee. They all agreed, which meant that the new Committee consisted of:Commanding Officer Major Hickman MH Captain Joll BAMH. (Hunti ng Master) Major Watts (SSO Hon Sec: Detmold) Members: Herr Dr. Schenk Herr Moog Major Randall (Chief Range Officer, Sennelager) It was then decided that for the forthcoming season (1974175) a provisional Meet Card for the season would be published as a 'document for discussion'. It is only fair to say that as a new departure the all - embracing Meet Card has not been a success because it has led to a certain amount of misunderstanding. However, the best laid plans - of mice and men . Chairman: Joint Masters:

The 1974 season offically opened on 5 October at Schloss Holshausen with Major Hickman carrying the horn - Captain Joll

From left to right: Capt Jackson, Capt JoII, Capt Stringer and LCoH Ruane. was still sunning himself on a Greek Island at this stage. The pack is as large this season as it has ever been. At the end of the season the Hunt had a new litter off Ajax and Frolic (Hapless, Harness, Happy and Hopeful) and during the Spring a further litter from Ajax and Easy (Ike, Iris, Ikon and Irony). Both these litters have produced good size¡ Bloodhounds and at the time of writing both Hapless and Happy are hunting with the full pack. As to the rest of the hounds; Ajax having fullfilled his purpose as a stud hound has been removed from the pack, as has Grizzle who would not hunt. Xenophon has been retired but stays in the kennels for schooling young hounds. On a normal day the following hounds leave the kenels:Chary Fanny Gypsy Charity Frolic Goldfinch Doubtful Endless Easy Emperor Harness Hapless Which is the most hounds that the hunt has constently had out since it was formed. The second Meet of the season was at Schloss Vornholz, where Captain Joll (back from his leave and carrying the horn) took a gateway at rather too fine an angle and put himself in bed for a week with several stitches in his leg. It should be reported, however, that he

only went to hospital after he had finished both lines. The season continued with Meets at Wedlinghausen, several on the Senne, Wulfinghausen. Captain Joll took the hounds, by invitation, for a week-end to Gonnebeck in Schleswig-~olstein. This week-end was an unqualified success. The horses, grooms, hunt staff and hounds were put up by Oberst.Lt von Low and his wife. A fairly large field turned out, despite very cold and wet weather, along with about a hundred spectators. Hounds ran for nearly twenty kilometres, split into two lines. After the hunt the local riding Club gave a Ball in the evening and the following morning, when the hounds were walked, a large if somewhat bleary eyed crowd turned up to watch. The previous day's hunting was notable in one respect in that at one point the hounds managed to get behind the whole field; the second line was run mostly through a large and very thick wood. Hounds came to a cross tracks and went the wrong way. Captain Joll and LCo H Ruane set off in Pursuit, the field however was taken the correct way by Frau von Low, which meant that by the time Captain Joll had got the hounds back on the right Iine they were behind the entire field. Visions of the field getting to the quarry before either


hounds or Master flashed through his mind and it was only by dint of much hard galloping that hounds beat the field to the end of the line. On the return trip from Gonnebeck the AD Horse Box broke down, and to date it is not yet back on the road. This has been a severe blow because, for various reasons, the horse box which the Regiment was to buy during the summer did not materialise. November was characterised by four events; the Hunt Ball, the departure of Major Hickman, the visit of Captain Bill Stringer and the awful weather. The Hunt Ball, held on 30th November, was only a part of a week-end of parties starting with a party kindly given by the 9th/12th Royal Lancers on Friday evening, followed by the Hunt Ball Meet on the Saturday morning at Schloss Vinsebeck. Hounds ran very strong leaving everyone, including the Hunt Staff, behind on what was a very wet line. Many people were kind enough to give dinner parties before the Ball, and the Masters gave their customary party at Major Hickman's house. At the Ball itself the dance Band of the Queen's Royal Irish Hussars provided the music and The Life Guards Spiel bank gave guests the opportunity to try and make or lose the cost of their evening. About 150 people attended and the last guests leftat 7.30 on Sunday morning.

So it would seem that once again the Hunt Ball has established itself as a worthwhile feature of the hunting year. On Sunday The Life Guards gave a large buffet lunch party, followed by Indoor Show Jumping run by Captain Rodney Baker, and in the evening Dr. Schenk gave a supper party for the Committee. Captain Stringer, who had come out for the week-end¡ was feted by one and all. It was very good to see him again. Major Hickman, on retiring from the Army after the Hunt Ball, left the hunt in the sole charge of Captain Joli. This would have made Captain Joil's job almost a full time one if it had not been for the help, support and encouragement given to him by Major Brian Watts. It is perhaps appropriate at this point to thank Major Watts for all the ti me and effort he has expended on the Hunt. It is largely through him that the Hunt has assured for itself, for the foreseable future, a place in the way of life of this part of Germany. To him, and his wife Barbara, the Hunt Committee extend their heartfelt thanks. The Hunt Ball signalled the end of 'normal hunting' until the moment of writing. The weather closed in with a vengence and became so wet that the only place where it was safe to go was the Senne. The Hunt is extremely lucky to have the Senne so close at hand, and to havein Major Randall such a keen

supporter. The demands on the Senne are many and varied - from military training of all descriptions to shooting game. I: is a tribute to Major Randall that he has al most without fail managed to find somewhere on the Senne for hounds to meet, usually at no notice whatsoever and in the face of opposition from all the other varied interests. His departure from Sennelager in the Summer will be a sore blow to the Hunt. For the future; The Life Guards return to Windsor in the Autumn and the Hunt will once again become the preserve of the Blues & Royals. This is therefore the last Life Guard season for some years to come. Since The Life Guards took over the pack from the Blues & Royals there have been many developments. New lines have been establ ished, old lines discarded. The pack nearly doubled in size and the number of subscribers up too. However, one must avoid sitting back, the Hunt is a developing organisation and although it has come a long way in six years it still has a long way to go. It is hoped that the Blues & Royals will have as much fun with the pack as The Life Guards have had and The Life Guard element of the Hunt Committee wish them every success in the future and, good hunting!

WO's and NCO's Mess On December 13th the Mess dined the Commanding Officer, Lt Col S.E.M. Bradish-Ellames out of the Regiment. It was a great night enlivened after dinner by SQMC Johnson and CoH Eden taking it in turns to try and outdo each other with jokes and anecdotes. Unfortunately Mr Jack Eason was unable to come and hang the Brick for us on the 20th, so Lt Col S. E. M. Brad ishEllames officiated. The Brick was well and truly hung and the Colonel was last seen being carried out of the Mess in the small hours of the morning. He has not been seen since, but we have heard he survived and wish him well for the future. The New Year was seen in with great

popping of balloons and Sekt corks. Quite a few people went first footing and some were still at it the next day at lunchtime. On the 7th January our new Brigade Commander, Brigadier M. R. Johnston, paid his first official visit to the Regiment and we were delighted to entertain him to lunchtime drinks in the Mess. During early February the Squadrons had their individual dinners in the Mess. These were functions where the SCM and his NCO's and their wives sat down to a Mess dinner and then rounded the evening off with dancing. They have been a great success. The next two months were quiet due to the Regiment training for Ireland,

and block leave before going. On the 27th of April we held a Mess dinner to which all the wives were invited. The numbers attending meant we had to hold the dinner in the Cookhouse. It was a wonderful evening; SQMC Johnson, after being presented with a medal for passing his First Class Education with seven bars, entertained us and we said goodbye to W02 Lerwell. Everybody then returned to the Mess where they danced until morning. The Mess then moved to Gough Barracks, Armagh, Northern I reland. On our first night we were reminded it was for¡ real by the sentry in the Sangar just outside the Mess window firing two shots at


what he described as a bandit with a gun. It must be said that though the noise of the shots was very loud the conversation hardly faltered and not a drop of beer was spilt. During our stay we had as Mess Members NCO's from ten different Regiments and units, who were under Command from time to time. We were pleased to welcome the Silver Stick Colonel H.D.A. Langley into the Mess for lunchtime drinks when he visited us in June, and Major General P.J.N. Ward was also entertained for drinks during his visit in June. During our stay we were visited by two CSE Shows and we entertained the casts to a buffet supper and drinks after each show. We left Northern Ireland after a series of farewell parties, the first one being for 653 Squadron Army Air Corps who had served us so well during our stay. The evening started with the RCM and SCM losing a bottle of Whisky each by betting SSgt O'Brien, a free fall parachutist of some note, that he could not free fall from 6000 feet onto the square in Gough Barracks. SSgt O'Brien won his bet. Our own farewell was a great success and most of the SNCO's of the units under our Command were able to attend and the festivities went on well into the early hours. After our return to Detmold and block leave we held our Welcome Home Ball in the gymnasium. This was a wonderful evening which 550 people attended. The organisation was superb thanks to SCMs Payne and Juleff. The buffet produced by the Master Cook, OMSI McDonald was one of the best we have ever had and it all had to be done on the day the Cookhouse was having its annual FFR. It is hoped that the inspecting officer did think the troops fed like that every day. We then all rested to build up our strength for the Christmas season which started with a Dinner for the members and their wives; 200 people sat down to good food, good wine and very good service, the latter being provided by troopers from the Regi ment. The Band came on the 18th and had hardly got off the bus when they were playing for the troops Christmas Lunch. On the 19th the Superintending Clerk, WOI Charters- Rowe, arrived with a party of 34 brick hangers. This was a tremendous effort on their part and all the Members were proud to have them with us.

Mr Jack Eason arrived on the 18th to hang the Brick and everybody was delighted to see him. It was wonderful to reminiss with him, he joined The Life Guards 63 years ago and became RCM in 1934, the year the present RCM was born. The Brick itself was hung on the 20th in a Mess bulging at the seams with all the NCOs from LCpl upwards, the Band and the brick hangers from England. It was well and truly hung, Mr Eason excelling himself reminding the younger Members of the Mess what the Brick meant and some of the traditions of the Regiment. Then followed 48 hours of drinking, with very little time for sleeping and eating. The culmination of the weekend was a Band Concert in the Mess on Sunday evening. Band Corporal Major Walthew and his Band excelled themselves. From fun clapping and singing through all the range to serious music they

held us enthralled. It will be a long time before we have such a memorable evening again. So we look forward to 1975 with Hohne, Soltau and Canada and then in mid October - Windsor. During the year we have said farewell to W02 Lumb, promoted to WOl at New College, Sandhurst, ROMC Cottee, W02 Lerwell to civilian life, W02 Deaville to TOMC Batus Canada, W02 Miles to RAC School Bovington, CsoH Slater and Kelly to Knightsbridge. We welcome back SCM Payne from Bovington, CsoH Willis, Craig, Shaw and Dugdale from the Guards Depot. The Senior Members of the Mess are: WOI(RCM) M Young, ROMC Cornish, SCM TOMC Johnson, SCM Wardell, Payne, SCM Juleff, SCM Mitcheson and SCM Batey.

Mr. Eason hangs The Brick.


The Year in Photographs

Top Left: Visit of the Colonel. Top Right: "We have all got to tighten

our belts, this year, Brigadier". Centre Left: Regimental 'knees-up' -the FFR Drill parade. Centre Right: The Adjutant digging for victory . Bottom: Farewell parade for Brigadier Lawson.


Top pictures: The pursuit of Gluttony - Life Guard Style. Left to right: 2Lt Bruton, Capt Schotter, 2Lt Forbes-Cockell. Centre picture: "March on the Band!" The Band in the Mall, Armagh. (See Band Notes) Bottom picture: SOMC Skyring receiving his LS & GC Medal from Brigadier A.C.S. Boswell.


Articles 295822

ve. by wo n

c. W. Frearson

tt is January 1974 as I write these lines. The shop windows are blacked out in Peascod St and St Leonards Rd, Windsor. They were blacking them out on just such a drizzly, foggy, December afternoon when I made the trudge down Peascod St and St Leonards Rd on the afternoon of 1st December 1941. I was wearing the garb of the recruit before he becomes a recruit, raincoat, suitcase containing change of underwear, toothbrush etc etc. We were losing the war, the Russians were hell-bent on Moscow and Rommel's men were ploughing across the Western Desert. The Yanks hadn't been dragged in as yet. It was not a cheerfull time to live through, rather like to-day. But I was joining a posh mob and had few doubts that, with my assistance, the fortunes of King George VI's army was about to change for the better. Right at the heart of the fog, (as Dickens says in 'Bleak House'), was the gloomiest, dingiest building in the gloomy town of Windsor. You've guessed. Combermere Barracks. The habitat of a posh mob. 'I wonder' (I thought to myself), what sort of places the Foot Guards and lesser breeds inhabit - must be even more akin to Wormwood Scrubs". I remember stumbling through the dark into the icy cold, high ceilinged barrack room. Then the first intimation that I was joining a 'posh mob'. It was a voice, plummy and posh to the nth degree. It appeared to come from a burly figure weilding a Brooms Bass as though he had never handled anything less dignified than a riding whip. The voice said; "Are you a recru it" - I was too shocked to answerand the voice went on; "Because if you are, then I am senior to you by half an hour, so I suggest that you take another broom and help me sweep out the room. The class will be back shortly and then we can put up the blackouts, have a fire and put the lights on". I complied with the order. The floor was knotty and seemingly very dirty but we could not see what effect we were having until a tall, thin Cockney arrived and joined us in the fatigue. He was 'Gus Chennell.

The class arrived back, a very mixed lot, the stove was lit, the lights were switched on and the full glory of our new home was revealed. The ceilings were over 16Y2 feet high, thanks be to Queen Victoria whose personal intervention, in 1864 had made them so. She had not foreseen a day when they would be heated by one single coke stove in the depth of winter. The 'voice' which I had first encountered behind the bass broom belonged to John Pennington Harman. He was in the next bed to me, with Chennell on the other side. We went for tea, with issue 'digging kit' and were served with liver, which seemed to have been crossed with leather, and chips. All the work of Rodney Stone, Chef de Cuisine of this very posh establishment. Afterwards, as we had not yet been 'accepted', we were allowed out and Chennell, Harman and I went to the Theatre Royal and had two brown ales afterwards, .then 'home' with the trumpeter echoing his ancient call of . 'Last Post' around the barracks, wh ich I hardly ever thought I would grow to love. After 'acceptance' by Colonel Lane-Fox during the next morning, Harman went into The Life Guards and Chennell and i into The Blues. We were all three 'squadded together' in "S" Class. Right from the beginning of our recruit training, Harman questioned the need to 'small circle' boots and blanco webbing in order to win the war. He and I were always the last two to leave the room for the NAAFI each night, because we were talking the whole time instead of polishing. His father owned Lundy Island in the Bristol Channel and he had done some globetrotting, lumberjacking in Canada and New Zealand. He had such a tan that he got the nick-name 'Sabu' after the Indian boy film actor. Despite his hefty build he shunned to join in the roughhouses we sometimes held at night, dumping the biscuits from the old iron beds into the middle of the room and letting off our surplus energy in sham fights. He seemed timid in many respects. At bayonet practice with straw dummies, on the 'barrack field', Sabu could never raise the scream we were expected to make as we 'charged'; "Come here Harman", called the Cpl, (Charlie Phipps),

"You are just like a big, soft wench". Nor would Sabu put boxing gloves on in the gym He was tough in quite another way. His idea of weekend leave was to go rock climbing on Lundy Island - with a mass of expensive gear bought at Harrods. One such bit of gear, for instance, was a blue-silk lined sleeping bag. The barrack room windows were open at night when the Orderly Officer passed down the verandahs after "Lights Out', but as soon as he had gone, the great sash windows would be closed against the bleak, December winds. But "S" Class windows would always be opened during the night by some mystery man. All sorts of innocent members of the Squad were accused of this act of sabotage until one night, Shaw heard someone moving and shone a torch, to discover Sabu in the act of opening the window. At breakfast next morning, the culprit was given hell by the rest of the Squad. 'If your so bleedin' fond of fresh air, why don't you go and kip on the verandah?' said Chennell. "I jolly well will" said Sabu. That night he took his sleeping bag on the verandah, (it was freezing weather), and laid it right across the path of the Orderly Officer, not, I might add, intentionally. The 0.0. went sprawling over the sleeping Harman, whose excuse for his strange behaviour did not seem either plausible or sane to a bruised and very indignant Subaltern. After being inspected one Monday morning by the Squad Drill Instructor, Wally Christie, who had apparently had a 'good week-end', Harman, after. the Officer had inspected us again with SQMC Christie, Sabu took a pace forward and called, "Permission to fall out Sir, please". "What for?" asked the Officer. "I seem to have forgotten to put on my rifle sling" explained Sabu, thus not endearing himself to Cpl Major Christie who had declared, "Squad present and ready for your inspection, Sir". He did the same thing once again, the next time being, "Sir, I appear to have put my second best boots on by mistake" (having already got away with the inspection). Eventualjy, we passed out on the Square aAd then we moved on to the Guards Armoured Training Wing at Pirbright and were split up. It was quite


obvious that Sabu Harman was even less suited to the Foot Guards than to the Household Cavalry types of war-time recruit training. I last saw him in the Y.M.C.A. one Friday evening in summer or spring '42. He was moaning as ever. This time, because we held kit-inspection on Saturday mornings and someone had swiped the greater part of his kit. Over all, his plan was to tip up his small kit, or what remained of it, on his bed on Saturday morning, (making nil effort to 'lay it out' in the prescribed manner of the Foot Guards). "And when the Picket Officer comes round, I shall say - 295822 Trooper Harman, The Life Guards, Sir. Deficiencies too numerous to mention, otherwise kit present Sir". We tried to dissuade him and failed. On Saturday mid-day, the news spread that the Picket Officer had put him in the 'nick' for taking the 'mick'. He was returned to Windsor and shortly afterwards was discharged as unsuitable for Household Cavalry training. I had a letter from him, he was in the Royal West Kent Regiment. Sometime, I think in '43, I had another letter stating that he was now a Lance Corporal and in I ndia. I never heard from him after that. In June 1944, whilst in the 2nd Household Cavalry Regt. waiting in Paddockhurst Woods to go to Normandy. The furthest one could go from camp was Hayward's Heath. I went to Haywards Heath on a day off duty, bought some Penguin books and the 'Daily Mail' and got the train back to camp. Then I opened the paper and the right hand columns of the 'Mail' were headlined, "King of Lundy's Son Wins V.C. in Burma", lower down the page was a photograph captioned 'Lance Cpl John Pennington Harman, Royal West Kent Regiment'. I could not believe my eyes. I enclose his citation from the Gazette and all members of The Life Guards will see that he bore a Life Guard Regimental number from the day he joined until the day of his death and his greatest achievment. It was strange in after years to hear from others who had known him in the Household Cavalry and claimed to have recognised in him the man who would eventually win the Victoria Cross,

albeit in another Regt. The above words are an attempt to recall the man who joined 'half an hour

before me' who couldn't charge straw dummies with a bayonet but did it quite well against live Japanese.

CONCENSUS AD IDEM _______ an article on the Regiment's new tie with the German Army. Two Brigades are stationed in the area of Detmold; one is the British 20 Armoured Brigade and the other is the German Panzerbrigade 21. In time of real crisis in Europe it is clear that these two Brigades would probably have to work together. Over the years that the Bundeswehr has been stationed in this area some Regiments of our Brigade have seen the importance of getting to know their German counterparts better. The main difficulty on our side is the length of time that we are stationed in one place. Add to that the time spent either training for or actually in Northern Ireland and you can imagine the difficulty in establishing a contact that is something more than superficial. This must be very frustrating for the Germans. They are very much aware of the need for co,operation and do all they can to encourage it. But the German Battalions are normally permanently in one area based on a territorial connection. No sooner has a contact been established and begun to flourish than the British Regiment moves off to some distant corner of the Empire and than the process must begin 'allover again. But in spite of all these problems we have come a long way. The main thing is that then we are all aware of the need for this contact and do our best to make the most of it. Our Associated Battalion (Regiment is no longer a part of the German military vocabulary) is Panzerbataillon 213, a part of Panzerbrigade 21. The Battalion was formed in July 1956 as Panzerbataillon 1. At that ti me it was stationed at Dedelsdorf in North Germany. With the reorganization of the Bundeswehr in 1957 Panzerbataillon 1 moved to Augustdorf not far from Detmold, and that remains its present location. At that time the Battalion was renumbered and became Panzerbataillon 213, consisting of 6 Companies. In 1959 the Battalion was split

to form two separate Battalions 213 and 214 both of which remained at Augustdorf. What the Battalion lacks in History and Tradition it makes up for in the self confidence gained from intensive training and the keenness of all ranks. As a result of our varying history and development we each have much which is of interest to the other. Through our present association we can both learn important lessons from each other. We can only hope that our current contact will continue to deepen and flourish. At a ceremony in Rommel Kaserne at Augustdorf shortly before Christmas to mark the formal association of the two Regiments, two gifts were given to the regiment by Panzerbataillon 213. The tank is a cast iron model of the German Battle Tank 'Leopard' mounted on a four foot plinth bearing the silver emblem of the German Panzer Troops. This was presented by the Officers of the Battalion. The N.C.O.s presented an engraved 105mm Shell Case. These generous gifts will remain in the Regiment as a memento of the close association formed by the two organisations; an association which must be reflected throughout NATO if the all iance is to mean anything in real terms. H.L.S.

THE TEHERAN WAR CEMETERY All the British war cemeteries I have visited have been kept beautifully: the Tehran War Cemetery is no exception. It is small in comparison with those vast and impressive cemeteries in France arid Belgium. Nevertheless it is' the resting place of 552 Allied Servicemen, and one Nursing Sister, who died in this part of


the world during both World Wars. Memorial stones in the cemetery commemorate 3580 of their Comrades who have no known grave. Two Life Guards are buried here : 294702 Trooper Alexander Shaw Jones 4798980 Trooper Gordon Freeman. Both these soldiers were recalled on Mobil isation on 1 September 1939. Jones had served in the Regi ment from 1928 to 1936. Freeman was in the 13th/18th Hussars for the same period and became a Life Guard on recall from the Reserve. Both died in September 1941 while serving with the First Household Cavalry Regiment. I would be glad if any readers of The Acorn could put me in touch with relatives of these two deceased Life Guards.

"..... there's some corner of a foreign field that is for ever England ......... " ABSH Gooch Assistant Military Attache, Tehran, C/o The Foreign and Commonwealth Office, King Charles Street, London, SWl A 2AH

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EXERCISE PACIFIC

by LCpl Vince

Volunteers from The Mounted Regiment were asked to join The Blues and Royals in an exercise in Malaysia. Out of all the names submitted, Tprs Castel ow Reid, Baldwin and McDermott were chosen along with myself. We arrived in Singapore on 1st October 1974. We were taken to Nee Soon Camp which was to be our home on and off for the rest of our stay in the Far East. The Mounted Regiment eliment of the Squadron were detailed off to be SHO's protection section with Tpr Reid on the bren, Tpr Castlelow as his No 2, Tprs Baldwin and McDermott as riflemen and myself as Section Commander. The first two weeks we were attached to One Troop for our initial training. This

helped us very much as we took part in all the ambushes, patrols and mapreading. At the end of this training we took part in a three day map reading exercise. This meant that for two nights we were to sleep in the jungle. Everyone was a little apprehensive as it was our first time, but the two nights passed without incident. By the end of the exercise we were all very tired and we had learnt not to take the jungle as a joke. We had one more exercise the following week, but most people's minds were on the week after that, which was our Rand

R. During the Rand R, Tprs Castlelow, Reid, Baldwin and McDermott tried their hands at Scuba diving whilst spending

three days on a desert island. My time was taken up with riding the Sultan of Johore's Polo Ponies, and teaching Scots Guards, Black Watch, REME and RCT to ride. There was also plenty of time for sight seeing and for one to enjoy one-self. The whole exercise was rounded off with a final week in the jungle. This is where all the training received came in hand, as our job was to protect SHOo During the week we practised ambushes, patrols and map reading, at which everyone had to go. All the Troopers did well, picking up all they were taught and taking the change from horses to jungle very well. I think everyone at SHO was pleased with the accomplishment and enthusiasm of the element from The Mounted Regiment.


OBITUARIES Lieut Colonel A. LEMOINE, O.B.E. Died 19 April 1974. Aged 72 years. Served September 1916 to May 1938 as an other rank. Director of Music The Life Guards from May 1938 to November 1958. Major R. W. HALL, R.V.O. Died July 1973. Aged 66. Served January 1942 to September 1945.

294112 W02 G. M. EASTON Died 1973. Aged 80 years. Served March 1911 to November 1933. 2702 Tpr G. C. EDWARDS Died 10 March 1974. Aged 86 years. Served November 1909 to April 1914. 294850 Tpr A. W. GIBBS Died 2 September 1974. Aged 63 years. Served May 1930 to February 1946.

Lieut K. F. PREBBLE Died 1st August 1973. Aged 52 years. Served 19 September 1944 to 10 September 1945.

3785 Tpr S. GOODMAN Died January 1974. Aged 80 years. Served 1915-1916.

2 Lt G. H. WI LSON·FOX Died 27 November 1972 Served 1918-1919 in 1 LG.

294279 W02 A. L. GREEN Died 1 April 1974. Aged 79 years. Served February 1915-March 1936.

295289 Cpl E.K.A. BARRETT Died 7 November 1974 Served 1939-1945. 295985 Tpr E. BRETT Died 13 June 1974. Aged 50 years. Served 1942-1946. 4372 L Cpl S. J. BUNYAN Died 28 September 1974. Aged 83 years. Served 1914-1918. 299567 CoHo L. B. CLUNEY Died 26 February 1974. Aged 65 years. Served September 1926-September 1938. 24048238 Tpr J. J. P. CORBETT Died 11 August 1974 (in the act of saving a girl from drowning in the River Thames). Aged 26 years. Served February 1966 to March 1971.

294491 L Cpl H. F. HARRIS Died 26 March 1974. Aged 72 years. Served June 1921 to August 1927. 295092 Tpr W. T. HOPE Died 23 September 1974. Aged 58 years. Served November 1935 - April 1946. 23770039 L Cpl J. W. MACKENZIE Died 25 June 1974. Aged 35 years. Served March 1960 - April 1962. 4061 Tpr A. S. TARRY Died 1973. Aged 81 years. Served 1915-1916. 4169 Tpr A. WILKINSON Died 16 February 1974. Aged 80 years. Served November 1914 - April 1919. 295086 Cpl J. W. WILLS Died 1973. No details.


Non serving Members of the Association Non Serving Officers

~bergaVenny, Lieut Colonel, The Marquess

I of, K.G., O.B.E. ~lIen, Lieut, D. ~rmes, Captain

M. R. C. P. A. H. lAshley-Cooper, Major, The Hon. A. J. H. P. M. ~heton, Lieut, The Hon. N. IAstor of Hever, Captain, Lord IAstor, Major, The Hon. J. J., M. B. E. Astor, Lieut, The Hon. J. J. IAthorpe, 2nd Lieut, J. C. ~Atkinson, 2nd Lieut, R. F. J. ,Bailey. Lieut, J. C. R. ,Baillie, Colonel I. B. ,Baillie, Major, The Hon. P. C. ,Baillie, Lieut, R. S. G. ,Balding, 2nd Lieut, G. B. ,Bartlett, ~ajor D. ,Bates, Major 10M) W. R. ,Beauchamp, Lieut, Sir Brograve Bart ,Beaumont. Captain, The Hon. E. N. C. ,Beck, 2nd Lieut, C. ,Beck,2nd Lieut, E. P. ,Bentley, Captain R. D. C. ,Bickmore, 2nd Lieut, P. C. IBoldero, Captain E. D. ,Borwick, Lieut, The Hon. R. S. Boyt, Major, H. D. E. Bredish-Ellames. Lieut Colonel, S. E. M_. O.B.E. Brocklehurst, Lieut Colonel, Sir Philip Bart Brooke, Lieut Lord Bruce Lockhart, Lieut L. Bullock, Lieut E. A. W. Bulow, Surgeon Lieut Colonel G. H. Burkitt, Lieut M. T. C. Butler, 2nd Lieut J. G. Cambridge, Major, The Marquess of, G.C.V.O. Cape, Major D. Chiesrnan, Major A. N. K. Clark, Lieut A. G. Clayton, 2nd Lieut C. S. Coats, Colonel B. M. B.• O.B.E.• T.D.• D.L. Cochrance Dyet, Vet Lieut Colonel I. G. C. Coles, Lieut G. R. P. Colthurst, 2nd Lieut G. S. O. Cookson, Lieut Colonel J. C. B., D.S.O. Cooper, Lieut J. R. H. Corrie. Lieut J. B. Creswell, Captain J. N. Crofton, Captain Sir Malby Crosfield, Major R. J. G. Cuddigan, Lieut M. W. Curtis-Bennett, 2nd Lieut D. D. H. H. Dalzell, Vet Lieut Colonel J. L. Davies, Lieut R. P. M. Dawson-Walker, Rev E. P. Dean, Lieut A. F. S. Dent, Captain J. A. Diacre De Liancourt, Major K. W. Dipple, Lieut I. A. K. Dolbey, Captain R. H. G. Domvile, Captain D. B. H. Dormer. Captain The Lord Drummond, Major P. H. Dunn, 2nd Lieut W. H. Elborne, Lieut R. E. M. Ellerington, 2nd Lieut D. A. R. Emmet, Major J. A. G. Fane, Colonel J. P., M.C. Fellowes, 2nd Lieut N. P. J. Ferguson, Major R. I. Foster, Colonel N. P. Franklin, Major M. FUller, Lieut A. G. F. Fuller, Major Sir Gerard Bart Fuller, Major J. W. F. Gaselee, Lieut N. A. D. C. Geard, Lieut D. A. A. Gemmell, Lieut J. R.

Gerard Leigh, Colonel W. H., M.V.O. Gill, Captain J. C. Gooch, Colonel Sir Robert Bart, K.C.V.O., D.S.O., D.L., J.P. Gooch, Captain R. J. S. Gooch, Major T. R. S., M.B.E. Gordon-Dean, Lieut D. G. J. Goulder, Lieut P. R. Graham, Major General Sir Miles, K.B.E., C.B., M.C. Grandy, 2nd Lieut W. Greenaway. Lieut J. M. B. Gunn, Lieut P. M. Halford, Lieut M. J. Hanbury, Captain T. F. J., M.C. Harding of Petherton, Field Marshal The Lord, G.C.B., C.B.E., D.S.O., M.C. Hardwicke, Major, The Earl of Hardy, Lieut Colonel, Sir Rupert Bart Harland, Lieut R. M. B. Harris, Lieut H. L. K. Head, Brigadier, The Rt. Hon. Viscount, P.C., K.C.M.G., C.B.E., M.C. Head, Captain, The Hon. R. A. Heald. 2nd Lieut M. W. B. Hearson, Major N. E. Henderson,2nd Lieut W. S. Henley, Captain, The Lord Hillingdon, Captain, The Lord Hills, Lieut Colonel 10M) R. J. T. Hoare, Lieut H. R. Hoare, Captain V. C. S. Hobhouse, Lieut P. R. Holliday, Captain G. V. Howlett, Lieut T. J. W. Imbert-Terry, Captain A. H. B. Ingham Clark, Captain R. A. Jackson, Major (DoM) W., M.B.E., A.R.C.M., psm Jones, Captain A. E. R. Kelly, Lieut L. C. Laughton Scott, Lieut E. H., O.C. Law, Captain V. R. A. S. Leigh Pemberton, Lieut N. Lewis, Lieut H. K. Lister, Captain G. Lithiby, Lieut J. C. Livingstone, Lieut J. W. Lowther, Captain G. H. Loyd, Major R. L., O.B.E., M.C. Loyd, Major W. T. V. Machin, Captain J. Mackerill, Lieut D. Marlborough, Captain, The Duke of Manners, Captain, The Lord McAlpine, Lieut W. Meredith Hardy, Lieut Colonel, A., M.V.O. Middleton, Lieut D. Montgomerie Charrington, Major H. E. Morgan Jones. Captain D. G. Morley, Captain A. Morrison, Lieut The Hon. C. A., M.P. Nevill, Captain, The Lord Rupert. Nicholls, Lieut Colonel (OM) E. S., M.B.E. Orde, Major R. P. G. Orr, Lieut V. J. H. M. Palmer, Captain D. V. Palmer. Captain K. R. Paravicini. Major N. V. S. Patterson, Major W. G. Peach, Captain 10M) F. Peake, Major P. L. Pearson, Lieut A. R. Pennington-Ramsden, Major Sir William, Bart Percy Davis, Lieut N. Petherick, Captain G. R. Petherick, Captain C. Philipson, Major C. R. Pilkington, Lieut S. M. Pocock, Major M. D. Poole, Colonel, The Lord, P.C., C.B.E., T.D.

Portsmouth, Lieut, The Earl of Powle, Lieut, Colonel D. B., M.C. Pownall, Lieut Colonel G. H. Pratt, Major, The Lord Roderic Profumo, Major P. Pyman, Major H. A. M. Raison, Lieut P. N. Raynsford, Lieut R. L. Reid, Lieut D. A. Riddell, 2nd Lieut J. P. S. Roberts, Major 10M) D. G. Rothschild, Lieut The Hon. C. N. J. Rous, Major, The Hon. G. N. Royle, Lieut A. H. F., M.P. Ruthven, Lieut S. Sainsbury, Lieut, The Hon. J. D. Sainsbury, Lieut, The Hon. S. D. D. Sainsbury. Lieut. The Hon. T. A. D. Schroder, Lieut B. L. Scott, Lieut Colonel, Sir James Bart Seel, Lieut C. A. Seely. 2nd Lieut C. W. Seilern Aspang, Lieut P. A. Sheffield, Captain R. G. Spencer, Captain, The Earl Stapleton-Cotton, Lieut, The Hon. D. P. D. Stephen, Lieut B. M. L. Stevens, Lieut P. H. R. Sturge, Lieut A. C. L. Summers. Major J. D. Tate, Lieut H. S. Thacker, Lieut D. A. Thompson, Major (RM) W. L., M.B.E., D.C.M. Thompson, Captain N. L. Thompson, Lieut R. S. Thynne, Lieut, The Lord Christopher Thynne, Lieut, The Lord Valentine Tree, Lieut A. J. Tree, Captain M. L. Turnbull. Brigadier. E. M., O.B.E. Tyrell, 2nd Lieut T. K. H. Vincent, 2nd Lieut P. M. Vivian. Captain R. C. G. Ward, Colonel E. J. S., M.V.O., M.C. Waterhouse, Captain A. G. Waterhouse, Captain, The Hon. C., M.C. Waterhouse, Major, C. H. Watson, 2nd Lieut, Sir James Bart Watson, Captain O. M. Wettern, 2nd Lieut C. M. Willder,2nd Lieut R. J. Williams, Lieut Colonel B. R. Wills, Lieut A. A. L. Wills, Major J. L. Wilmot, Major M. S., R.A.P.C. Wilson. Lieut E. R. P. Woollcombe, Lieut J. H. G. Wordsworth, Major C. W. Wordsworth, Major F. R. B. Wright, 2nd Lieut M. J. Wyndham, Captain M. P. Young, Major J. D. Young, Major M. A. L.

Officers Commissioned in other Units Baker. Lieut Colonel H.• O.B.E. Brown, Lieut F. Clark, Lieut Colonel A. R., M.C. Curnick, Major R. J., M.B.E. Devlin, Major H. J. Dudley, Lieut J. Durbin, Captain B. C., M.C. Duke, Major H. T. Eaton·Hall, Major J. H. Eckel, Lieut A. G. Holmes, Major D. R.

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Jackson, Major G. M. Jordan, Major J., M.B.E., M.e. Mackinlay, Lieut P. R. D. Mahon, Lieut S. e. F. McGurgan, Major J. J. McCarron, Major W. Mitchell, Captain J. B. Pickworth. Major E. E. Roberts, Major H. W. S. Shortland, Lieut K. A. Sisterston, Lieut R. S. Smith, Major E. Wheeler, Captain A. E.

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Abbott, T. Aberley, J. A. Adams, e. M. Adams, N. D. Aimsworth, R. E. Alexander, J. Alexander, J. L. Alkinson, J. W. J. Allanson, W. Allen. A. R. Allen, J. L. Allen, P. Alvis, F. H. Anderson, D. J. Anderson, P. F. Angus, G. J. Archer, T. W. Argent, B. G. Ashton, K. P. Ashwell, R. W. Askew. E. G. Aspinall, D. Aspinall, J. H. Atkinson, J. W. J. Aubrey, G. J. Austin, M. J. Austin, R. Avery, W. H. Back, C. A. Bailey, A. F. Bailey, I. G. Baker, A. e. Baker, F. Baker. G. A. Baker, L. A. Baker, L. J. Baldwin, G. T. H. Ball, J. Ball, R. Baine, A. J. D. Bamforth, C. Barker, E. Barker, J. N. Barker, S. Barker, W. Barlow, E. H. Barlow, G. F. Barnes, M. H. Barnes, W. C. Barnfield, D. Barr, D. H. Barraclough, K. Barrass, J. N. Barratt, G. H., M.B.E. Barrett, R. J. Barron, J. Bartlett, G. Bates. A. W. Baughan, H. A. Baxter, S. F. Beal, M. Beal. W. E. Beales, A. W. Beard, D. Beatwell, E. Beck, C. R. Beck, T. A. Beckett, R. I. Beckham. W. H.

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Butterfield, J. E. Butterworth, L. Byron, S. L. U. Camerson-Wilson, W. A Camp, G. H. Campbell, M. W. St. A. Carruthers, T. F. D. Carter, E. Carter, R. J. Casey, T. F. Casson, W. B. Cavendish, A. Cawte, L. Cawthorne, J. Cayton, V. E. Chadburli, J. Chadwick, L. R. Chadwick, W. A. J. Chandler, R. M. Chaplin, T. C. Chapman,A.A. Chapman, A. J. Chapman, C. L. Chappell, H. Charles, J. G. Chari wood, A. Charnley, E. Charter, R. A. Chessman, W. H. Childs, B. Chipp, A. Christensen, J. P. Clark, H. Clark, L. M. Clark, T. J. Clarke, A. J. Clarke, A. R. Clarke, D. L. Clarke, D. W. Clark e, R. J. Clarke, R. W. Clowrey, C. F. Coates, J. Cobb, R. J. Cockburn,R. Cockett, D. H. Colclough, J. W. Cole, T. Coles, S. P. Collingham, W. Collins, M. L. Collinson, K. B. Collum, L. D. Conder, S. W. Connelly, B. J. Connor, A. A. Conroy, T. Convey, N. Conway. J. W. Cook, A. Cook, H. A. J. Cook, M. Cook, W. E. Cook, W. W. Cooke, D. F. Cooke, D. W. Cookson, J. H. Cooper, B. Cooper, D. E. Cooper, J. Cooper, R. A. Copeland, D. F. Corbett, G. L. Corden, A. J. Corner, B. Cosgrove, J. Cottee, A. B. Cottington, A. H. Coulson, C. Court, N. W. Cowell, C. F. Cox,G. T. Cragg, R. W. Crane, C. A. Craven, C. Crawford, A. T. Creech. R.


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Creighton, P. Crellin, D. G. Crews, C. S. Crichton, S. J. Critchley, J. N. Crocker, D. Crombie, S. H. Crosby, S. M. Cross, W. J. Crowther, W. H. Crowther, R. I. Croxon. R. E. Cullen. S. T. D. Culley. R. J. E. Cummings, J. Cunnell, J. Curtis. R. J. Curzon. G. A. Cust, J. Cust, S. P. Cutmore, S. Dabson. W. J., M.B.E. Daly, A. Daniels, B. Daniels, C. M. Darby, K. M. Davies, L. B. Davies, T. Davies, T. F. Davis, B. Davis, B. Davis, B. L. Davis, J. G. Davison, D. T. Day, W. L. Dearden, B. Dearing, W. S. Debenham, J. A. Deering, P. F. Denny, J. L. B. Dernie, S. J. Desmond, T. H. Oeste, M. R. Dibden, A. Dickinson, K. Digby. D. A. Dillon, M. Dillon, N. R. Dive. A. T. Dobson, J. W. Dodd, M. W. Dodson, D. S. Dodson, D. W. Doehren, D. Donnan,C.K. Donnelly, D. P. Doodney, G. V. Dorrian, W. C. Dougall, P. Douglas, T. W. Dowd, R. E. Downs, L. Doyle, M. Dunn, J. Dunsmore, H. B. Durrant, F. Durrant, W. Durston, J. D. Dutton, N. J. Dyer. F. W. Eade, N. P. Eagle, R. Earl, N. Eason. A. W., M.B.E. East, M. B. Eaton, W. Eccles, T. Eden,G. Eden, S. J. Edgar, J. Edwards, D. A. Edwards, F. Eldridge, J. D. Elford, C. R. Eling, R. T. Ellis, R. E. Elmore, P. R.

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Embley, L. Errington, W. G. Evans, T. Everton,B. Evetts, R. D. A. Fenna, B. Fennings, R. G. Few,D. R. Fewings, R. K. Field, W. B. Finch, D. V. Finch, J. A. Finch, T. C. Fincken, G. H. Fisher, A. P. Fisher, J. C. Fisher, P. A. Fitzjames, G. S. Flemming, L. Fletcher, J. B. Fletcher, K. H. Flinton, M. M. Ford, L. Forsyth, D. Foster, A. J. Foster, R. Fowles, L. H. Fox, A. J. Fox, F. Francis, H. H. Franklin, I. G. Franklin, T. S. Frazer, D. J. Freer, T. J. Friend, E. FrOUd, F. Frost, R. B. Gable, R. Gadd, I. D. Gajdus. B. Gale, R. Gallagher. J. Galloway. E. G. Garbutt. R. L. B. Gardner, E. J. Gardner. T. R. Garner. A. R. Garrett, G. H. Garrett. H. A. Gascoyne, G. R. Gaskell, J. S. Gates, F. C. Gates, R. L. Gal/atly, W. N. Gibbs, G. O. Gibbons, R. Giles, F. H. Gillespie, A. A. W. Gilliland, J. B. Godley, M. T. Godwin. G. E. Golden, J. Goldsmith, B. C. A. Gooch,D.A. Goodall, H. Goodall, W. A. Goodbody, T. Goody, F. G., M.B.E. Gordon, F. Gore-Lloyd, C. R. Gower, R. J. Graham, I. C. Gray, F. G. Green, A. Green, J. R. Green, L. Green, S. A. Greening, G. K. Gregory, B. Gregory, C. F. Grey, H. W. Griffin, H. W. Griffin, I. Griffiths, F. G. Grimsley, H. F. Groom, J. Groves. C.

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Gummer. S. W. Gunn, I. D. Gutteridge. J. J. Hadfield, J. Hale. G. B. Hall, J. F. Hall, R. M. H. Hall. R. K. Hallum, S. J. Hallworth. R. Halstead. D. Hampson, E. Hancock, J. F. Hannell, R. E. Hanson. C. Hanson, N. J. Hardcastle. R. Harding, H. Harding. M. W. Hardman. C. E. Hardy. G. Hards, A. C. Harger. F. T. Hargreaves. E. Harlow, A. H. Harman. B. A. Harman, H. Harnden. L. Harnett. J. W. Harrington. C. A. Harris, H. F. Harris, J. W. Harris, T. A. Harrison, A. Harrison, J. E. Hart, P. R. Hartley. J. Hartnell, T. Hartwell, R. Harwood,B.E. Harwood, M. Hay, B. J. Hayter, M. D. Hayter, J. Haywood,H.G. Heal. H. Hearne. B. W. Hedges, D. Heeks, W. A. Heffer. P. F. Hende~on.E.

Henderson, D. Henderson, J. R. Henderson, M. Henslett. A. J. Herbert, M. P. G. Heritage, G. H. Hewett, P. M. Higgins, D. G. Hill, R. A. Hill, W. Hindley. P. J. Hine, R. J. Hirst. J. C. Hitchcock, W. B. Hitchman. G. H. Hobbs. L. V. Hodson, R. W. Hogben. R. Holberry, B. W. Holder, L. T. Hollingdale, E. A. Hollingrake, J. A. Holmes, R. A. Holmes. A. J. Holt, S. Hooper, A. Hooper. D. Hopton. W. Horner, A. J. Houchen, F. Houghton, S. Houldsworth, D. A. House. F. Hovington. J. L. Howard. R. P. Howe. J. M.


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Nominal Rolls COMMAND SQUADRON REGIMENTAL HEADQUARTERS Lieutenant Colonel S. C. Cooper Major J. B. Emson Captain J. W. M. Ellery Captain W. Jones W01 (RCM) M. Young

REGIMENTAL HEADQUARTERS (LIGHT) TROOP Captain R. J. Holmes (Royal Signals) SOMC Cummins LCoH Turner LCoH Lea LCoH Cruddace LCoH Wiseman LCoH Brunning LCpl Hall

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Tpr Ayres Tpr Foley Tpr Rose Tpr Griffiths 608 Tpr Fogg Tpr Page Tpr Key Tpr Batch Tpr Hansom Tpr Abel Tpr Ford Tpr Forward

SQUADRON HEADQUARTERS TROOP Captain C. A. Joll W02 (SCM) Juleff CoH Theakston LCplHowarth LCpl Rimmer Tpr McLaughlin

Tpr Wragg

RECCE TROOP Lieutenant N. P. Hearson SOMC Hooper LCoH Trench LCoH Cavin LCpl Drobott LCpl Boots LCpl Gratton LCpl Bingham LCpl Tuck Tpr McClung Tpr Coggins Tpr Davies Tpr Grant Tpr Maskell Tpr Pattison Tpr Harper


GW TROOP 2nd Lieutenant G. Greenall CoH Allen CoH Oliver LCoH Baxter LCo H Marshall LCpl Wright LCpl Smith LCpl Kusznierski Tpr Dangerfield Tpr Gale Tpr Clark

REGIMENTAL ORDERLY ROOM TROOP ORSOMC Cherrington CoH Dugdale LCoH Thoms LCoH Radford LCoH Winter LCpl McKenzie Tpr Evans Tpr Timms Tpr Brady Tpr Bolsover Tpr Bale

PROVOST TROOP CoH Bishop LCoH Plant LCpl Parsley

DOG HANDLERS LCpl Bevan Tpr Needham Tpr Todd Tpr Preece

ECHELON TROOP LCoH Lee Tpr Bootland Tpr Jackson Tpr Wood 611

TRUMPETERS Tpr Ball Tpr Carter

TRAINING WING CoH Saunders

MEDICAL CENTRE Tpr Mitchell

Major S. V. Gilbart-Denham Captain H. L. Schotter SCM Wardell CoH Knowles LCpl Whetman LCpl Balnaves LCpl Burns LCpl Lowry LCpl Robertson LCpi Balls ALCpl Renton Tpr Carson 203 Tpr Darby Tpr Ettery Tpr Hollman Tpr Johnson Tpr Lodge Tpr Lucas Tpr Paley Tpr Sanders

ECHELON SOMC Hatto LCoH Saull ALCpl Barnes Tpr Beck Tpr Phillips Tpr Warner

1 TROOP Lt The Hon. N. J. Adderley LCoH James LCoH Belza LCpl Rhodes ALCpl Holbrook Tpr Berrisford Tpr Carson 238 Tpr Craven Tpr Davis 272 Tpr Fry Tpr Guy Tpr Haycock Tpr Hunt 253 Tpr Lawrence Tpr Pritchard Tpr Sansom

2 TROOP 2Lt H. K. Hamilton CoH Lloyd ACoH Ross LCpl Parkinson Tpr Carr Tpr Chowns Tpr Hadden Tpr Hunt 279 Tpr Jones Tpr Kay Tpr Kerrane Tpr Pickard Tpr Reed Tpr Slatford Tpr Willis Tpr Woods

3TROOP Lt I. S. Forbes CockeII CoH Daysmith ALCoH Mayo ALCoH Williams Tpr Barnett Tpr Barratt Tpr Bruce Tpr Corser Tpr Kilburn Tpr Page Tpr Rigby Tpr Rodwell Tpr Softley Tpr Stiff

LAD

Captain (OM) Charles.

BSQUADRON

A SQUADRON

SHQ TROOP

SHQ

SSgt Lutman Sgt Murray

Sgt Dyckhoff Sgt Jessup LSgt McGivney LCpl Adie LCpl Pendlebury Cfn Foster Cfn Pickup Cfn Rice Cfn Speed Cfn Worrall

Major C. S. Harcourt-Smith Captain A. P. De Ritter SCM Mitcheson LCoH Jewell LCpl Davey LCpl Bendall Tpr Puddephat Tpr Murphy Tpr Gilbank Tpr Snowden Tpr Croager Tpr Gilbank Tpr Lewis Tpr Dagge Tpr Cliffe

1 TROOP 2Lt The Hon. H. R. Cayzer CoH Shaw LCoH Bailey LCpl Wise LCpl Smith 957 LCpl Dundavan Tpr Worley Tpr Armstrong Tpr Ellis Tpr Egan Tpr Gummer Tpr Burrows Tpr Trevethan Tpr Arthur Tpr Gibb Tpr Johnston

2 TROOP 2Lt A. C. Bossom CoH Finney LCoH Read LCpl Knight LCpl Lodge Tpr Ormiston 797 Tpr Blunden Tpr Scott Tpr Surkitt Tpr Louge Tpr Jackson 258 Tpr Williams 254 Tpr Wright Tpr James Tpr Shone

3 TROOP 2 Lt J. R. Astor SOMC Woodland CoH Criag LCoH Steed LCoH Denton LCpl Liddell Tpr Steele Tpr Dunham Tpr Whatley Tpr Embling Tpr Appleyard Tpr Turner Tpr Craister Tpr Waudby Tpr Ormiston 272 Tpr Anscombe

ECHELON SOMC Murnan LCoH Dawson LCpl Jepson LCpl Anderson Tpr Brown 628 Tpr Hickling Tpr Matthews 773 Tpr Tinsley Tpr McDonnell Tpr Laird Tpr Wilkinson


CSQUADRON

HEADQUARTERS SQUADRON

SHO

SHO

Capt T. J. Earl (Sqn Ldrl 2Lt P. J. Knipe SCM Payne (SCM) SOMC Lawson (SOMC) CoH Richards LCoH Meade LCoH Hallas LCpl McBride LCpl Stephenson Tpr Carter Tpr Coffey Tpr Collins Tpr Elliott 642 Tpr Foster Tpr Hoskins Tpr Jones 706 Tpr Gratton Tpr King Tpr Morgan Tpr Parr Tpr Wolczynski

Major J. R. Bedells W02 Batey SOMC Alderson LCoH Starling Tpr Little Tpr McAlpine Tpr Ayres Tpr Faulds Tpr Lambert Tpr Grant Tpr Viggers

1 TROOP Lt N. J. D'Ambrumneil (Tp Ldr) CoH Milne CoH Norman Tpr Borkowski TprCumming Tpr Dobson Tpr Hopper Tpr Leader Tpr Patrick Tpr Watts

2 TROOP Lt J. A. Black (Tp Ldrl CoH Land LCpl Gilbert LCpl Wild Tpr Blunt Tpr Brown 342 Tpr Davis 321 Tpr Fenn Tpr Gaunt Tpr Johns Tpr Jones 267 Tpr McCance Tpr Treble Tpr Vickers Tpr Windebank

3 TROOP Lt J. J. Harbord (Tp Ldr) CoH Leighton LCpl Hardacre LCpl Powell Tpr Collins Tpr Harkup Tpr Langford Tpr Long Tpr McClure Tpr Moore Tpr O'Conner Tpr Page 237 TprSimpson Tpr Theakston Tpr Underhay

LAD SSgt Coombe Sgt Archibald Sgt Cosway LSgt Hoadley LCpl Robertson Cfn Aldiss Cfn Coyle Cfn Hannigan Cfn Merchant Cfn Oakley Cfn Wain

OFFICERS MESS Tpr Bostock Tpr Ellis Tpr Simpson

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MT!STALWART TROOP Captain J. L. Morris SOMCVenn CoH Mcivor CoH Monaghan LCoH Thornton LCoH Gunning LCpl Jennings LCpl Dickson LCpl Mitton LCoH Callard LCpl Bagnall LCpl Gaddas Tpr Bell Tpr Bishop Tpr Claydon Tpr Crawford Tpr Dickson Tpr Dobson Tpr Dove Tpr Dunning Tpr Elliott Tpr Lewis TprAdams Tpr Gawthorne Tpr Hutsby Tpr Banks Tpr Keyworth Tpr McCarthy Tpr MacKay Tpr McRitchie Tpr Moody Tpr Moylan RHG/D Tpr Naismith Tpr Rogan Tpr Griffiths Tpr Petch Tpr Prior Tpr Pullen Tpr Spencer Tpr Thompson Tpr Welton Tpr White Tpr Toney RHG/D

OM's TROOP Captain (OM) D.Charles W02 (ROMCI Cornish SOMC Hoare CoH Davis LCoH Skelly LCoH York LCoH McDonald LCpl Flounders LCpl Matthews LCpl Wright LCpl Bartlett Tpr Hastie Tpr Roper Tpr Crossan

OFFICERS MESS SOMC Kelly CoH Collier LCpl Chant

MIROOM Surgical Capt C. Goodison-Wickes LCoH Borthwick

DETACHED PERSONNEL LCoH Harris RHG/D - 7 Armd Bde 8r Sigs LCoH Grant GDI LCoH Cusick GDI

OM IE) TROOP Captain (aMI J. W. Greaves W02 (ROMC(E)) Johnson CoH Shotton CoH Edge LCoH Bourne LCoH Shortman LCoH Harrison LCpl Gledhill LCpl Brown Tpr Shaw Tpr Smith

STABLES TROOP CoH Whyte CoH Sherwin RHG/D LCoH Ruane LCpl Leishman LCpl Hollands Tpr Barwick Tpr Gynanne Tpr Westaway LCpl How RHG/D Tpr Frawley

WO'S & NCO's MESS LCoH Digney LCpl Hollingsworth

PRI SHOP CoH Perry LCoH Beal

LAD Captain J. D. Snodgrass (EME) W01 (ASM) R. L. Leeder SSgt Dollimore Ssgt Humphries Sgt Wheatley Sgt Newton Sgt Dowding Sgt Ward Sgt Blurton Sgt Ashley Sgt Gates Sgt Stokes LSgt Dear LSgt Stephens LSgt Hallidy LSgt Reeves LSgt Chatterton LSgt Howell RG LSgt Brown JS LCpl Manser LCpl Garnier LCpl Twist LCpl Mcllwraith LCplDunwell LCpl Hawke LCpl Rochester LCpl Abson LCpl Frazer LCpl McCallum CfnCowey Cfn Cullen Cfn Dixon Cfn Hillaird Cfn Keighley Cfn McCusker Cfn Donovan Cfn Tweddle Cfn Watts Cfn Welfare Cfn Youngman

RAPC Major J. C. C. Ward SSgt Elson Sgt Graham LSgt Buckley LSgt Mills LSgt Hughes

s.-


ACC W02 (SOMSI McDonald Sgt Jay LSgt Blake LSgt Melville lSgt Meechen LCpI Smith LCpl Murphy LCpl McKeown LCpl Webster LCpl Cape LCpl Deacon Pte Hatch Pte Cox Pte Fletcher Pte Howard Pte Ellor Pte Powell Pte Ferguson

APTC Sgt McOuilkin

LG PERSONNEL IN HEADQUARTERS HOUSEHOLD CAVALRY REGIMENT SQUADRON

THE BAND OF THE LI FE GUARDS Musn LCpl Musn LCpl Musn SCpl LCoH CoH LCoH Musn Musn ACoH W02 Musn Musn Musn LCoH Musn Musn Musn Musn CoH Musn Musn LCoH Musn

Allen Barnes Bole Bourne Campbell Close Cooper Davies Dean Ely Fensom Fletcher Frost Halpin Hamer Hanover Harman Harman Harris Harrison Hart Hocking Hopkins Jarvis Legge London

RHQ

GROOMS

Lieutenant Colonel W. R. Edgedale Captain V. A. L. Goodhew

LCoH Blackaby Tpr Clevett

REGIMENTAL ORDERLY ROOM

MT

W02 Henderson LCoH Walsh LCoH O'Connell LCpl MacDonald LCpl Kallaste Tpr Taylor 016

Tpr Brecknock Tpr Payne

RIDING STAFF Captain A. Jackson W02 (SCM) Varley LCoH Gries LCpl Wilkinson LCpl Burns LCpl Flaherty LCpl Decosemo

OM STAFF W02Walley SOMC Humphries CoH Mitchell LCoH Rhodes LCpl Baker

TAILORS SHOP SOMC Taylor LCoH O'Sullivan LCpl Pitman Tpr Masters

OFFICERS MESS SOMC Fincken LCplOtton

NCO's MESS CoH Johnson LCpl Simpson Tpr Gregg Tpr Key

SADDLERS SHOP SOMC Richards Tpr Bolechala

PROVOST CoH Bunyan LCoH Sutherland Tpr Whitemore Tpr Bryant Tpr McDermott Tpr Robertson

FARRIERS F/SOMC Brown

CJ RJ 0 RP FJ AE Tptr Mjr GB L CT RA PB RJ BJ 0 RF C FJ SA RJ P RMSM RS AW MJ GWC AP AG

LCpl Musn ASCpl LCoH LCoH Musn Musn LCpl Musn Musn Musn Musil Musn Musn Musn Musn LCpl Musn Musn Musn ACoH Musn W02 LCpl LCpl LCoH

ORDERLY

1 TROOP

LCpl Springall

ARMOURERS ASSISTANT Tpr Davies

MEDICAL CENTRE CoH Buckingham LCoH Kissack

PTI LCoH Rothwell

COURSE LCoH Sanderson

SQDADMIN LCpl Sturgess

FORAGE BARN Tpr Crosby

COACH HORSE GROOM Tpr Hughes

TEMPORARILY ATTACHED TO MELTON MOWBRAY STABLES LCpl Cochrane TprCook Tpr Mills 208 Tpr Skitmore Tpr Walton

TEMPORARILY ATTACHED TO WINDSOR STABLES Tpr Brown Tpr Burford Tpr Williams

Tpr Lockwood Tpr Meyrick Tpr Taylor 794

COURSES

SQN STORES

GROOMS ORDERLIES LCpl Pace Tpr Edwards Tpr Hopkins

CJ WJ NA MIB GW BL RA PA KR H

Major C. N. Haworth-Booth Captain P. T. Fletcher W02 (SCM) Gibbs SOMC Perkins Tpr Carrington 267

CANTEEN NCO

Tpr Povey

R PR W DT OJ 0 APA AE JA CM GC RJ F J CC A

THE LIFE GUARDS MOUNTED SQUADRON SHQ

LCpl Wilkinson

LCoH Cooper - Catterick Tpr O' Flaherty - Melton Mowbray Tpr Greig - Catterick

Lund Manfield Marsden McOueen Mean Milner Morris Nichols Nicholls Norris Orchard Owen Poland Pope Reed Roberts Robinson Sandell Slater Szreider Taylor Tibbles Walthew Watts Whitworth Wood

LCoH Frape Tpr Smith 299

FARRIERS CoH King CoH Stewartson LCpl Vickers LCpl Williams Farr Smith 797

Lieut H. P. Read CoH Allen CoH Kelly LCoH Horspool LCoH Swallow LCpl Vince LCpl Bevan LCpl Beck Tpr Beer Tpr Brennan Tpr Castel ow Tpr Clark Tpr Dukes Tpr Fleming Tpr Friend Tpr Haywood-Percival Tpr McManus Tpr Piggott Tpr Robinson Tpr Sampson Tpr Stinchcombe Tpr West Tpr Shone Tptr Dillon

2 TROOP Lieut P. R. L. Hunter CoH Goodyear CoH Slater LCoH Flory LCpl Bryant LCpl Hawkins Tpr Booth Tpr Bradley Tpr Brand Tpr Carrington 938 Tpr Doe Tpr Goodchild Tpr Howe Tpr Jones 552 Tpr Jones 139 Tpr Leach


Tpr Laycock Tpr Reid Tpr Sadler Tpr Shipway Tpr Simmons Tpr Slade Tpr Gore-Lloyd Tpr Andrews Tptr Spenser

3 TROOP Lieut S. D. G. Vetch CoH York CoH Nicklin LCoH Scales LCpl Stockwell Tpr Balkam Tpr Barratt Tpr Becker Tpr Cunningham Tpr Gilbert Tpr Jarvis Tpr Jones 1101 Tpr Jenkins Tpr Puszczalowskyi Tpr Shorey Tpr Taft Tpr Wallington Tpr Yarrow T/LCpl Nelson

4 TROOP (Trainees)

FORTRESS HQ GILBRALTAR

CoH Savage LCoH North LCpl Redfern LCpl Salisbury Tpr Hayes Tpr Jones Tpr Dainty Tpr Allen Tpr Lloyd Tpr Butcher Tpr Gibson Tpr Butler Tpr Gallagher Tpr Scott Tpr Seager Tpr Ludham Tpr Wood Tpr Leggott Tpr Mummery Tpr Ainsworth Tpr Laws Tpr Brown Musn Sandell Musn Reed Musn Pope Musn Hamer Musn Harman

Captain C. J. D'Oyly AlCaptain H. D. Horsfall - ADC to Governor

LIFE GUARD OFFICERS AND SOLDIERS EXTRA REGIMENTALLY EMPLOYED MAMOSCOW Brigadier E. M. Turnbull, O.B.E.

REGIMENTAL HEADQUARTERS HOUSEHOLD CAVALRY Colonel H. D. A. Langley, M.B.E. W01 G. B. Charters' Rowe CoH Charlett CoH Dean CoHSmith CoH Morgan LCoH Archibald LCpl Gilks Tpr O'Neill

HOUSEHOLD CAVALRY REGIMENT (Mounted) (Holdee Strength) W02 Holland - Att to MOD SCpl Henderson - pending posting to JLR RAC 3 Jan 75 SCpl Fettes - pending Regular Release CoH Creighton - Recruiter at Leeds CoH Jones - Recruiter at Liverpool CoH Clough - Clerk H Div Funds LCoH Phillips - Groundsman at Guards Depot LCpl Atyeo - Groom RMAS LCpl Pride - Clerk H Div Polo Club Tpr Webster - pending transfer to RAPC

ROYAL YEOMANRY Major A. J. Hartigan

ARMY SCHOOL OF EDUCATION Lt Col (Staff OM) A. D. Meakin

MINISTRY OF DEFENCE Major J. W. Barnes - G.S.O.3 (A)

JOINT WARFARE ESTABLISHMENT Major H. A. M. Pyman - G.S.O.2 (RAC) (Offensive Support Section)

AMA TEHRAN Major A. B. S. H. Gooch

ROYAL MILITARY ACADEMY SANDHURST Major N. S. Lawson 2lt P. G. Huntley W01 L. A. Lumb SCpl Hales SCpl McGloughlin CoH McKie

RAC GUNNERY WING BAOR Captain C. J. Rodger - RLO

MOTOR VEHICLE EXPERIMENTAL ESTABLISHMENTS Captain L. D. Stratford, M.B.E. - Kirkcudbright W01 D. Bentley _. Aldershot

N01 (GUARDS) INDEPENDANT COMPANY THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT A/Captain P. S. W. F. Falkner CoH Brammer

OXFORD UNIVERSITY 2Lt N. B. Holliday

CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY 2Lt H. C. Bellingham

ROYAL ARMOURED CORPS CENTRE (0 & M School) W02 Miles CoH Marsh

(Gunnery School} CoH Townsend Tpr Rae

ROYAL HONG KONG REGIMENT (The Volunteers) 1ST DIVISION HEADQUARTERS AND SIGNAL REGIMENT CoH Dunn

ARMY AIR CORPS (1 Regt AACI LCoH Purves (7 Regt AAC} SCpl Skyring LCpl Burns

(AAC Centre I LCpl Tucker (655 Sqn AACI LCoH Thorpe

- Stoke-on- Trent - Preston - Manchester

RAC TRAINING REGIMENT CoH Keeys LCoH Miller LCoH Mills

JUNIOR LEADERS REGIMENT ROYAL ARMOURED CORPS SCpl Griffiths CoH Daraz

ARMY APPRENTICES COLLEGE ARBORFIELD 5 CADET TRAINING TEAM CoH Skingley

12 INTELLIGENCE AND SECURITY COMPANY CoH White

HEADQUARTERS 7TH ARMOURED BRIGADE CoH Newens

247 (Berlin) PROVOST COMPANY RMP CoH Englishby

HEADQUARTERS LONDON DISTRICT LCoH Harrison - Guards Chapel

BRITISH COMMANDER·IN·CHIEFS MISSION TO THE SOVIET FORCES IN GERMANY CoH Johnson

RAC RANGES CASTLEMARTIN CoH Pearson

G SQUADRON 22ND SPECIAL AIR SERVICE REGIMENT Tpr Dunn

HEADQUARTERS EASTERN DISTRICT LCpl Mussell

BATUS CANADA W02 Deaville

5 ULSTER DEFENCE REGIMENT W011veson

9 ULSTER DEFENCE REGIMENT SCpl Poynter

1 5/19 THE KINGS HUSSARS

HEADQUARTERS UNITED KINGDOM LAND FORCES

CoH Jolley CoH Whelan

CoH Shergold

Tpr Birkett Tpr Jordan Tpr Wood

Major (aM} E. Sant - OM Camp HO

(660 Sqn AAC) LCpl Wilford

RECRUITERS Co H George CoH Knowles CoH Veal

Major R. J. Morrisey-Paine

HEADQUARTERS ROYAL ARMOURED CORPS 3RD DIVISION

(Armour School} SCpl Tonkings

W02 Reed

STAFF COLLEGE Major C. J. Simpson Gee

LCoH Johnson LCpl Bell

RHG/D Tpr Fury

Acorn 1975  
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