Page 4

Contents Preface by Lieutenant Colonel Commanding .......................... 3

Household Cavalry Regiment Foreword by the Commanding Officer ................................................ 4 Diary of Events ......................................................................................... 5 A Squadron ............................................................................................... 5 B Squadron ................................................................................................ 8 Exercise ASKARI STORM ................................................................. 9 My Experience of Exercise ASKARI THUNDER .................. 11 C Squadron ............................................................................................. 11 D Squadron - A Force Multiplier ......................................................... 13 HCR Operation TACET STTTs 2016 ....................................... 16 The Challenge of Collective Training to a New Troop Leader ................................................................ 17 A Better Me ....................................................................................... 18 My Time in the Household Cavalry .............................................. 20

Exercise IRON GRAPPLE - D Squadron Fitter Section ....... 20 Changing of the (Life) Guard .................................................. 21 Headquarters Squadron ........................................................................ 22 Light Aid Detachment ........................................................................... 24 Quartermaster’s Department ............................................................... 25 Quartermaster (Equipment) Department .......................................... 26 Regimental Engagement Team ............................................................ 27 Brimstone ................................................................................................ 28 Regimental Administration Office ...................................................... 29 Officers’ Mess ......................................................................................... 29 Warrant Officers’ and Non Commissioned Officers’ Mess ............. 31 HCR Families Open Day ...................................................................... 32

Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment Foreword by the Commanding Officer .............................................. 34 Diary of Events ....................................................................................... 35 The Life Guards Squadron ................................................................... 36 The Blues and Royals Squadron .......................................................... 38 Headquarters Squadron ........................................................................ 41 Medical Centre HCMR ......................................................................... 43 The Forge and Veterinary Department .............................................. 44 Regimental Administration Office ...................................................... 45 Warrant Officers’ and Non Commissioned Officers’ Mess ............. 46 Household Cavalry Training Wing ..................................................... 47 Equitation ................................................................................................ 48 The Musical Ride ................................................................................... 49 The Royal Windsor Horse Show and Her Majesty’s 90th Birthday Celebrations ................................ 51 Coach Troop ........................................................................................... 53 Community Engagement ..................................................................... 54

Joining Celebrations in Bruges for the 600 Years of the Guild of St Sebastian ........................................................................ 65 Exercising the Freedom of the City of London .................................. 66 Cambrian Patrol 2016 HCR ................................................................. 67 Against the Odds: Cambrian Patrol 2016 ........................................... 69 Laying Up Standards of the Household Cavalry ............................. 70 Exercise DUNVILLE BLUECOAT ...................................................... 71 No Bridge Too Far for 2HCR ............................................................. 72

Pages 74 - 85

Cricket ............................................................................................... 81 Skiing ................................................................................................ 82 Boxing ............................................................................................... 83 Winter Training Troop 2016/17 .................................................... 83

Pages 89 - 144

The Household Cavalry Regimental Collection Trust ............. 104 Obituaries The Life Guards .......................................................... 106 Obituaries The Blues and Royals ................................................. 107 Nominal Rolls ................................................................................ 113 Notices ............................................................................................ 120 Household Cavalry Associations Dorset ........................................................... 124 North East .................................................... 125 North Staffs .................................................. 126 North West & West Yorkshire ................... 127 Features .......................................................................................... 128

Cover Photographs: Front: The Field Officer’s Trumpeter, Trp Chivers, canters back to his position having blown the Trot Back: Lt Bryce Titman’s crew, 2 Troop C Squadron, at speed on exercise on Salisbury Plain

2 ■

56 57 58 59 60

The Band of the Household Cavalry .................................................. 62

News from the Associations The Life Guards Association Annual Report 2016 ...................... 89 Minutes of the 82nd AGM of The Life Guards Association ....... 89 The Life Guards Association Accounts ........................................ 92 The Life Guards Association and Charitable Trusts .................. 92 The Life Guards Association Notices ............................................ 93 The Life Guards Association Regional Representatives ............ 93 The Blues and Royals Association Annual Report 2016 ............. 96 The Blues and Royals Accounts .................................................... 96 Minutes of the AGM of The Blues and Royals Association ........ 97 The Blues and Royals Association Regional Representatives ... 98 Household Cavalry Foundation .................................................. 101 The Household Cavalry Museum ............................................... 103

Pages 34 - 73

Scandinavian Ceremonial Exchanges ............................................... The Dartmoor Derby .......................................................................... Endurance Riding and Tent Pegging in the Rajasthan .............. Jordanian Short Term Training Team ............................................ Mongol Derby 2016 ............................................................................

Household Cavalry Sports Round-up Exercise COCKNEY CHAMOIS ................................................... 74 Polo .................................................................................................... 76 Sailing ............................................................................................... 77 The Original Mountain Marathon ................................................ 78 Rugby ................................................................................................ 79

Pages 4 - 32

Household Cavalry Journal 2016  
Household Cavalry Journal 2016  
Advertisement